Wednesday, January 23, 2008

NTT DoCoMo and Google to Partner in Mobile Internet Services

NTT DoCoMo announced a partnership with Google to provide search services, search-related advertisement and potential applications to i-mode users. The companies will also collaborate to enhance the user-friendliness of i-mode services, by making various Google services easier to access through i-mode handsets. The default pre-loading of Google Maps application into upcoming DoCoMo i-mode handsets is one of the initial initiatives being discussed.


Google Maps for Mobile is under discussion to become a standard pre-installed application on upcoming i-mode handsets to be launched in the near future.


The companies are also considering the possibility of bringing Google Android based handsets to the Japanese market. http://www.ntt.co.jphttp://www.google.com

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