DOCOMO to Launch i-mode Version of “docomo market” Portal
NTT DOCOMO announced 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 mobile applications, music and electronic books.
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, 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.