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Five Mobile Trends I’ll Be Watching

It’s been three years since I started working at mocoNews. In that time — I turned my living room into an office, which I sentimentally cal…

Nokia Considers Luxury MVNO In Japan: Report

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is considering launching its own MVNO in Japan, according to Kyodo News (via Cellular-News). The move would allow Nokia to…

Napster Launches Music Video Service In Japan

Napster (NSDQ: NAPS) Japan has added music videos to its unlimited over-the-air subscription service, Napster To Go. The new service is dubb…

Germany’s E-Plus Phasing Out i-Mode

German mobile operator E-Plus is shutting down its i-Mode service as of 1 April, one of the last major European networks to abandon the Japa…

DoCoMo Hits 75 Percent 3G Users

This is the bad news everyone wants…DoCoMo (NYSE: DCM) has said that the rate of growth of its 3G user base will slow down because “fully…

The Bad News Continues To Mount For I-Mode

Now that O2 and Telstra have let the cat out of the bag about i-mode, news is leaking out about other markets where the DoCoMo-backed mobile…

Now Telstra Abandons I-Mode

Just after O2 said it was going to stop selling new i-mode handsets (but support the current crop for two years) Australian incumbent Telstr…

DoCoMo Aims For 300 Mbps With Super 3G

DoCoMo has begun testing an experimental Super 3G system (also known as Long Term Evolution, or LTE), which it hopes will achieve a downlink…

Japanese Carriers Working On Quake Warnings

Japanese operators DoCoMo and KDDI have teamed up to develop “a system to notify customers of an imminent earthquake”, and Softbank is also…

DoCoMo to Invest in Chinese Venture Fund

NTT DoCoMo will invest about $10 million in Gobi Fund II, L.P, a VC fund operated by Gobi Partners in China. This fund will invest in startu…

DoCoMo Plans Motion-Sensing Games

In May DoCoMo will start selling three mobile mobile games that use motion-sensing technology to play, with the launch of its 904i-series of…

Earnings: DoCoMo Sees 3G Subscriber Boost

NTT DoCoMo also announced its 2006 fiscal results, and 3G subscriber growth continues to outstrip that of its two main rivals, KDDI and Soft…

DoCoMo, Rakuten Plan Online Auctions

Reuters: Japan’s DoCoMo has teamed up with internet shopping mall Rakuten to “offer online auctions for personal computers from Monday and f…

Napster Mobile Launches in Japan

Following last month’s launch of its online music service in Japan, Napster has launched its mobile music service: its mobile OTA song and r…

Phone Alerts Couples To Baby-Making Window

DoCoMo has a new handset which has a button on the side that will start a pretend call and a service which predicts a woman’s fertile period…

NTV Shows On DoCoMo

Japanese mobile giant DoCoMo has reportedly signed a deal with NTV which will allow DoCoMo users to download and view NTV shows commercial f…

DoCoMo’s 3G Users Exceed 2G Users

DoCoMo has reported that it now has more customers using its 3G service (25.86 million) than its 2G service (25.76 million). DoCoMo launched…

DoCoMo May Launch Music Service In June

NTT DoCoMo plans to launch a music download service as early as June to compete with rival KDDI’s popular version, the Nihon Keizai business…

DoCoMo Tests WiMAX And HSDPA Handovers

Just as the world starts to catch up with Japan…DoCoMo has applied for a license to test WiMax network (IEEE 802.16e) for its mobile custo…

DoCoMo Goes With RealNetworks

DoCoMo and RealNetworks have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see DoCoMo deploy RealNetworks’ Mobile Streaming Server, w…