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Bandai Announces Launch of i-mode Content Service in Germany: Japanese company Bandai has launched “Charappa,” a content service for the Eur…

Bandai Announces Launch of i-mode Content Service in Germany: Japanese company Bandai has launched “Charappa,” a content service for the European mobile phone market. Charappa” will be available as an official i-mode content service through the German telecommunications provider E-Plus Mobilfunk.

“Charappa” is a download service for character-themed standby screen images, developed from the enormously popular Japanese content service series of the same name. The service features content carefully tailored to the European market, and will debut with 5 different characters.

E-Plus launched its i-mode network in Germany on March 16th, 2002. Currently, its 100,000 subscribers have access to approximately 100 official sites and 7,000 independent sites, indicating that i-mode is making its mark on the German population, according to the company.

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