Thank you Bruce.
Has KPN announced the toming of the roll-out of GPRS services?
From: Bruce Kirk [mailto:kirkb_at_logica.com]
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 3:08 PM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: I-mode in Europe
I have seen a couple of cHTML compatible prototypes for the GSM-GPRS/CDMA
market (produced by Japanese vendors) and then there's a European company
called Benefon www.benefon.com that designed what I think was the first
cHTML phone for GSM CSD a couple of years back [feel free to correct me if
I'm wrong on that one]. Samsung have got their own CDMA-packet model as well
which they're planning to launch at the Sydney Olympics and then at least
one of the Western handset manufactuers has a GPRS version in production.
etc, etc, etc....
The Hutch version of i-mode in Hong Kong started off on WAP CSD [including a
black'n'white version of Hudsonsoft's Miracle Grand Prix which must have
been rivetting]. But the "possibly this year" tag on the KPN story probably
means that they'll go with GPRS.
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OE?-1/4 : (keitai-l) I-mode in Europe
>Only yesterday, the FT reported that "...KPN Mobile plans to introduce a
>similar service (i-mode)in Europe, possibly this year"
>How will they do it?
>I-mode on GSM? where i-mode content can be viewed but the benefits of
>packaged data cannot be implemented. This would be a very costly service -
>to the consumer, of course.
>Wait for GPRS?
>I have heard rumors that the Japanese handset manufacturers have GSM i-mode
>enabled phones in production - any truth to the rumor?
Received on Fri Aug 18 09:33:37 2000