The acceleration of DoCoMo’s fantastically subsidized FOMA handset uptake continues apace, with the company today announcing that subscriptions have just topped 2 million, about 2 months ahead of DoCoMo’s deliberately conservative estimates. (Once bitten, forever shy?) For a benchmark comparison, this places DoCoMo about 2 million handsets ahead of Vodafone K.K.’s 3G subscriber base and about 8 million behind KDDI’s. Still, it’s a nice christening present for the new and beautiful900i handsets that the company is going to let loose on the network next month. See the DoCoMo press release for more details.
In a separate announcement , the company also said that from Feb. 6, FOMA people will be able to video call Hong Kong for the bargain price of 264 yen for 60 seconds. Wonder if the grand 900i announcement will be made the same day?