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(keitai-l) Re: Blackberry in Japan. Need info!

From: Gareth Edwards <aragoto_at_dottocomu.com>
Date: 06/12/06
Message-Id: <46E5B832-9A8B-456E-8DE9-99CFC7BD2710_at_dottocomu.com>
Some 8707 test units have been floating around recently at the  
office, but what little I have heard leads me to suspect they may  
have come from Vodafone Japan rather than DoCoMo. I am unclear on  
what if any the former's plans are for the Blackberry in Japan.

The date I have heard for testing the DoCoMo Blackberry is Q4 this  
year, though I don't know if that reflects their timeline or ours.

Gareth

On 2006/06/12, at 12:10, Gerhard Fasol wrote:

> Steven,
>
> in the last few years we were asked by many companies about
> blackberries and blackberry replacements for Japan.
> We wrote up a blog with some more information:
> http://eurotechnology.com/blog/2006/06/blackberry-for-japan.html
>
> The way this industry works normally in Japan is that
> RiM sells to DoCoMo and DoCoMo sells to you. So you will
> be DoCoMo's customer. I doubt that DoCoMo has any monitor
> program for Blackberry, but sometimes they do, for example
> they gave push-talk free for the first 2-3 months.
>
> Let me know if we can help
>
> Gerhard
>
>
>
> On 2006/06/12, at 9:50, Steven_Nagata_at_capgroup.com wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> It would seem that the holy grail of holy grails has finally made an
>> appearance.  RIM and DoCoMo have both announced that a Blackberry
>> device
>> will be available this fall for corporate customers.
>>
>> http://www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2006/001271.html
>>
>> I've been waiting for this for about 5 years now, so this is
>> absolutely
>> huge to me.  Still contact with anyone who knows anything about this
>> project is a bit elusive.  I'm wondering if anyone on this list can
>> help
>> get me in contact with a DoCoMo or RIM representative in Japan
>> regarding a
>> local implementation in Japan (My company has numerous BES servers
>> placed
>> globally).  I'd be particularly interested if there is a monitor
>> program
>> for the new service.
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
>>
>> -Steve Nagata
>> ssn_at_capgroup.com
>>
>>
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Received on Mon Jun 12 16:13:22 2006