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(keitai-l) Ntt DoCoMo 3G FOMA handsets headaches

From: Giovanni Bertani <giovanni.bertani_at_exsense.com>
Date: 05/13/03
Message-Id: <45458233-854F-11D7-A80D-003065BA6D3A_at_exsense.com>
"NTT DoCoMo to Invest in FOMA Handset Development"

TOKYO, JAPAN, April 23, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
announced today  that the company will invest in the
development of FOMA(R) 3G mobile phones being
manufactured by Sharp Corporation. The move is
part of  a strategy to promote the rapid development
of FOMA phone technology and stimulate market
demand for FOMA services....

This official announcement tells us that handsets
are still a major issue for 3G both in Europe with
H3G and Japan with Ntt DoCoMo Foma.

I read recently in the news that Nec  Ceo expects
3 more years to have 3G phones with battery
performance comparable to 2G phones.

Is also KDDI having the same problems with
CDMA2000 1x ?

Is this a first or is it normal for JP operators to invest
directly in the handset development?

Giovanni
Received on Tue May 13 17:31:26 2003