I-mode

DoCoMo Turns On To “FM Radio Search”

An obscure, Japanese-language-only press release snippet speaks volumes about DoCoMo’s wider mobile search ambitions. The mobile operator ha…

MTS Cuts Providers, Abandons I-mode

MTS, the largest operator in Russia, has announced it will cut the number of its direct content partners to 70, claiming the rest can still…

Shopping And Auctions Big On O2’s I-mode

“We found that eBay’s i-mode site is one of the top attractions on i-mode, letting people track the progress of their bids and make new bids…

UK Grows I-mode Fastest Outside Japan

UK operator O2 has attracted 250,000 i-mode subscribers in the seven months since its launch, which it claims is “the fastest growing i-mode…

Real Football I-mode Tournament Across Europe

As a sign of the way mobile gaming is going (hopefully) Gameloft’s new 2006 Real Football will allow people to play against other users in t…

KPN Launches I-mode On WAP

Dutch operator KPN has launched a new portal, Mobiel Startsite, which will “make i-mode content accessible for non i-mode customers. KPN sub…

ITN Puts News On I-mode

ITN Multimedia has launched a news service on the i-mode site of UK operator O2. The

NEC Launches I-mode Music For Telstra

NEC Australia (and its parent company, NEC) has launched a mobile music service for Australian incumbent Telstra’s i-mode service. So far th…

Mobile Pub Opens On I-mode

O2 has partnered with InfoSpace to launch an iPub channel on the carriers i-mode service, available “from

Israeli iMode In Die Mode

Israeli mobile telco Cellcom is a good example of a problem in the mobile content space — the content delivery platform of the operators ar…

eBay On O2 I-mode

O2 is set to announce it has signed up auction giant eBay to its i-mode mobile internet service, which will allow users to check their aucti…

Namco Europe Talks i-mode

A couple of Namco execs have answered some questions on Namco’s service in Europe, which runs on the i-mode service. The main benefit of the…

I-mode: Management Didn’t See The Vision

i-mode Business Strategy has a post up about the beginning of i-mode — it’s a raging success in Japan now, but it wasn’t always guaranteed…

MMORPG Sphere Goes Mobile

Russian massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Sphere has moved to smartphones and Pocket PCs thanks to Nikita, 1C and Yandex…

Channel Surfing In Australia

An outline of the current mobile video offerings in Australia, along with their pricing…Telstra is charging 2.2c a kilobyte for all data s…

How’s O2’s I-mode Going?

A lot of operators are viewing i-mode as the best chance for mobile data to be a success…a few weeks ago UK’s O2 launched the service.
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NTT DoCoMo Sees Imode ARPU Continue To Rise

NTT DoCoMo saw the percentage of its revenue it obtains from data rise again in the second quarter of 2005 to reportedly the world’s highest…

The Not-So-Innocent Games We Play

There’s a couple of mobile initiatives announced today designed to teach people the rules and strategies of the great game of love and seduc…

O2 Launches i-Mode in UK Next Week

This is possibly the biggest non-CTIA story this week: UK operator O2 is launching i-mode service, with content partners including the BBC,…

MTS Launches I-mode In Russia

DoCoMo is continuing its expansion of i-mode into other markets, with Russian telco MTS launching the 12 service…after Japan, Germany, the…

I-mode Was An Accidental Success

Mike Gauba, recently returned from Korea as a Professor and from working throughout Asia as a consultant, claims that the success of i-mode…

O2 To Launch i-mode Without Search

Not that this is surprising, but goes you to show that operators are still mired in their thinking..UK operator O2 is all set to launch the…

Telstra Promotes Content For 3G

Australian incumbent telco Telstra has launched its 3G network (after simply buying a share of Hutchison’s, which has been up since 2003) an…

Goodbye I-mode, Hello FeliCa

I-mode — currently taking a lot of the world by storm thanks to DoCoMo’s recent strategy of licensing out the technology — is past its pri…

i-Channel Prompts Lazy Surfers

Here’s one I missed at the beginning of the month; it’s another foundation in the mobile content market behemoth that is Japan. NTT DoCoMo h…

Qualcomm To Support i-Mode On Chipset

Qualcomm will support the i-Mode platform on some of its multimedia chipsets, a move which is expected to “streamline development requiremen…

I-Mode To Launch In UK

O2 will launch the i-Mode service in the UK later this year, and believes i-Mode is better tha WAP because it aligns closer with internet pr…