By connecting i-mode
with various services provided by Google, the parties together intend to increase accessibility, user-friendliness and further develop the usefulness of mobile Internet services in the Japanese market.
The companies said they will also collaborate to improve the user friendliness of i-mode
services, making various services from Google easier to access via i-mode
According to NEC its NEMIP enables provision of the i-mode
mobile Internet service, with the platform providing an integrated solution for unified operations and service management.
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.
was launched in Japan seven years ago, nobody believed it would work.
The Flaming Lips are one of this year's headline acts at the O2 Wireless Festival' The Samsung i-mode
site also includes the option for users to pre-book services such as car parking, currency, lounges and travel insurance and allows i-mode
customers to access airport and travel information free of charge.
The service, which will be offered over O2's W-CDMA and GPRS networks, marks the fourteenth global market for DoCoMo's i-mode
mobile Internet service, following Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Australia, Israel, Russia and most recently the UK, where O2 launched a service on October 1.
Enabling ACCESS' i-mode
Global Profile solution for QUALCOMM's popular MSM chipsets delivers a significant new opportunity for mobile device manufacturers to enter the i-mode
market," said Toru Arakawa, president and chief executive officer of ACCESS.
Global Profile integrates ACCESS Internet software technologies previously deployed for NTT DoCoMo's i-mode
service into a comprehensive solution that offers operators and their handset partners seamless i-mode
Global deployments while reducing overall cost and time-to-market.
ACCESS' extensive experience in providing advanced browser technology solutions for mobile operators throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas including NTT DoCoMo's phenomenally successful i-mode
service ensures that COSMOTE subscribers will have an intuitive, useful, fun, and rich mobile Internet browsing experience.
Wireless Ecosystem', which follows on from Natsuno's earlier book 'i-mode
Strategy', discusses the globalisation of the service including its origin, development, and international expansion, whilst focusing on the i-mode
ecosystem from concept to reality and the effect of i-mode