Adobe just announced that DoCoMo’s i-channel news and information service, powered by FlashCast technology, has surpassed 10 Million subscribers in Japan. DoCoMo hit this important milestone just 18 months after the launch. The rapidly expanding data service is delivered through 25 channels to almost 20 percent of all NTT DoCoMo customers. i-channel allows subscribers to automatically receive five basic channels, including news, entertainment, weather, horoscopes and sports.
When channels are updated, subscribers are notified via live information scrolling banners on the home screen of their handsets. For an additional fee, subscribers also have the option to add channels delivered by a wide range of third party content providers.
Wireless Watch Japan was there when Natsuno-san introduced the product at their 701i-series FOMA Fashion Show event back in November 2005. Gosh how time flies when you’re having fun..