Even before its official launch, StarHub’s i-mode has more than 50 content providers on board. The list includes MediaCorp TV, MTV, OCBC Bank, Yahoo!, Far East Flora and Zuji Singapore. StarHub hopes to attract 50,000 users within the first year, but i-mode is a unique proposition. The service requires i-mode compatible phones from the likes of Samsung and NEC, so you cannot use other 2G or 3G handsets to access the service. StarHub will reveal full details to the press tomorrow.
Web Update: 18 Nov. DoCoMo PR confirms.
StarHub has launched the i-mode service and so I suggest you go down to its showrooms and start punching on the featured phones. I was sceptical when StarHub first unveiled their ‘revolutionary mobile Internet’ platform, but one week of hands-on trial has changed my mind. For now, a good gauge will be The Straits Times, which will charge $3 a month if you want to read its reports using i-mode. Full Article Here
StarHub’s Press Release from 24 October