KPN has said it will relaunch i-mode
, abolishing the monthly fee, offering new handsets and starting an advertising campaign in an effort to boost sales.
Motorola said the MOTORAZR maxx V3 i-mode
also includes a 1.3 megapixel digital camera with 8x zoom and MPEG4 video capture and playback capabilities and an MP3 player.
On the other hand, DoCoMo--a historically plodding, corporate entity that regularly runs black and white snaps of its president in full-page newspaper ads touting the company's technology--bent over backwards to emphasize the youth-centric appeal of the sexy new i-mode
DoCoMo launched its popular Japanese i-mode
service in February 1999, delivering news, entertainment and e-mailing to credit card-sized mobile phone screens and attracting more than 30 million domestic users.
Kiyoyuki Tsujimura, executive vice president of NTT DoCoMo, said at a news conference that the Japanese mobile phone carrier aims to significantly improve the user-friendliness of i-mode
and consequently boost its subscription by providing better access to the world's top search engine for its nearly 48 million mobile Internet users through the tie-up.
The NEMIP's mail subsystem enables customers to access i-mode
mail services on their mobile handsets, with picture and video attachments and interoperability with other MMS or e-mail-enabled phones.
The research organization was trying to establish just how far ahead the Japanese mobile technology market had moved, and came back with the surprising report that as of mid-2004 not only were 20m users, about 45% of all i-mode
handsets, enabled for Flash Lite, they were using it.
FeliCa service lets people use their phones, embedded with a special chip, as a credit card, key, even a contact-less prepaid train pass.
The Flaming Lips are one of this year's headline acts at the O2 Wireless Festival' The Samsung i-mode
G600i mobile handset is commercially available in Spain from network operator Telefonica Moviles.
Tokyo, Japan, Nov 8, 2005 - (JCNN) - Online market researcher Info Plant has announced the results of a survey of 9,290 i-mode
users on what they do on board a train, which was conducted from October 11 to 18.
Digital Rum has developed and deployed BAA's i-mode