DoCoMo and Google Will Be Working Together

December 26th, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


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Japan – the world’s second largest economy and 100 million can-afford and savvy mobile phone users .  Japan’s largest mobile provider NTT DoCoMo has been a very hard telco to work with considering that they have their own system and very stiff rules and regulations, typically Japanese.  However, DoCoMo shouldn’t be the one bending over for anybody.  They are using the most efficient and most advanced technology and network.  While the world was using 2G they were a step ahead in 3G and already on the verge of crossing into 4G.

Anyway, signs of opening up have been positive so far.  DoCoMo is now in talks with Apple Inc. for the iPhone release in Japan but nothing’s confirmed yet.  Though there might be a silver lining for Apple.

NTT DoCoMo has partnered up with Google Inc to make available Google mobile applications on the Japanese iMode mobile network according to the AP news report .

This is good news for Google and the rest of the world looking to partner with NTT DoCoMo.  However there aren’t much details on the deal but the signs seem that Japan will be joining the rest of the world in 2008.  Or is it the other way around? Something to think about.