O2 Launching i-mode Today
O2 Launching i-mode Today

O2 Launching i-mode Today

O2 Launching i-mode Today

The Guardian has posted a short article saying that “Mobile phone company O2 will today announce the long-awaited launch of its Internet service, i-mode, with content partners including the BBC, BSkyB and online bank Egg.” Of course, WWJ has been covering this story since the first rumor in mid-November 2004 and the official announcement from the companies involved later that same month.

Update: It’s Official as of 19:30 JST

Via: http://technology.guardian.co.uk/online/news/0,12597,1578224,00.html

The service, created by Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo and requiring an i-mode-compatible handset, will allow customers to access online sites such as news, sport and games as well as content created specifically for i-mode. But it faces competition as Vodafone ramps up its 3G service with the release of new handsets for Christmas and T-Mobile prepares to launch its Web’n’Walk product later this year.

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— WWJ Editors