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It looks like NTT DoCoMo is learning a lesson that phone manufacturers have been learning for the past couple years now: people like to shop for apps. Lots of them, in fact. Indeed, Japan's largest carrier appears to be feeling some heat from rival SoftBank's iPhone exclusive and from the sundry An

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Wait, Taiwan? i-mode? Yep, turns out that Far EasTone Telecommunications licenses NTT DoCoMo's well-known mobile internet brand for use in Taiwan, and they've partnered with Nokia to deliver the service on a customized version of the 6124 classic candybar -- the first Nokia ever to offer it. Of cour

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Think of it like myFaves, but where your faves have to be relatives (a nightmare for some, yes, we know). NTT DoCoMo is now offering free calls to family members when both are subscribed to the Japanese carrier's \"Fami-wari MAX50\" plan, in addition to a nice 60 percent off video calls. There's also

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Nikkei reports that NTT DoCoMo is poised to integrate Google's suite of mobile services with its own i-mode goods, following KDDI's lead and offering a direct competitor to Softbank's Yahoo!-branded apps in one fell swoop. Overall, Google continues to trail Yahoo! in the hearts and minds of Japanese

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LG's pressed a bit of love into Italian provider Wind's hand recently with the exclusive LG KE590 (left) and KG291 i-mode handsets. The KG291 slider features a 1.3 megapixel camera, 7 MB of internal memory to store pics, MP3's and vids -- plus microSD expansion -- Bluetooth, and 4 / 100 hours of ta

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Yeah, NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile data service does alright in Japan -- in fact, we curse the heavens every day that we aren't there to enjoy it -- but it has been met with considerably less success in the twelve other countries where it's offered in licensed form. O2 and Telstra are both phasing out

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Samsung looks set to release another i-mode-ready handset in Europe, with its SGH 730i slider now making its first appearance online. According to Unwired View, this one boasts tri-band GSM capabilities, along with a 176 x 220 display of an unspecified size, a 2 megapixel camera, and 80MB of intern

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i-mode might be a foreign concept here in the States -- if you don't count mMode, that is -- but in much of the world, carriers license the NTT DoCoMo-owned brand for marketing their mobile data services. Samsung has announced a trio of new models destined for i-mode, most interesting of the bunch

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A brushed metal case and Bluetooth are all well and good, but the 160 x 128 display and VGA camera make LG's L343i clamshell reek of low-end -- not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Besides the aforementioned Bluetooth, O2 customers opting for the spartan handset will get i-mode sup

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The time has apparently come in the SLVR's life cycle for Moto to start MLKNG it for everything it's worth -- this time around, imodephones is reporting that Motorola is about to drop the SLVR-like L6i and SLVR-proper L7i for O2's i-mode service. If you're familiar with the L6 and L7, yo

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Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting that NTT DoCoMo is working to make all of its handsets GSM-compatible in the next two years, which would allow them to work in over 130 countries. Furthermore, DoCoMo's customers would have access to the popular i-mode Internet service in over 70 count

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