DoCoMo has announced it will offer an i-mode version of it’s DoCoMo Market beginning in early December http://bit.ly/nylxdS
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will launch on December 6 an i-mode version of its “docomo market” mobile portal to provide the more than 48 million DOCOMO customers using i-mode-enabled handsets with simplified access to an unprecedented range of mobile applications, music and electronic books.
The company first launched the docomo market portal in April to help smartphone customers discover apps, music and e-books. Items are presented in a highly user-friendly way for Japanese customers, including Japanese-language explanations of foreign apps, as well as helpful user reviews and customer-tailored recommendations. In addition, customers can use loyalty points to pay for purchases.
The new i-mode docomo market initially will offer access to about 1,200 applications, including those developed by all categories of content providers, including individuals. It will be accessible directly via most i-mode handsets or via PCs at http://appli.docomomarket.ne.jp/.
Music sales at i-mode docomo market will be co-managed with RecoChoku Co., Ltd., a major mobile music retailer in Japan. At startup, the catalog will comprise about one million songs and music videos covering a wide range of genres.
The book catalog will launch with a large number of e-book titles, including popular manga, novels and how-to books. Bundled purchases of multiple books will be possible.