On June 20, NTT DoCoMo and KG Telecom will launch an i-mode service in Taiwan. i-mode gives users access to a multitude of services like e-mail and also a variety of products such as games for handsets.
Users will need special handsets to take advantage of the forthcoming launch. NEC of Japan will be manufacturing the mobile devices to sell in Taiwan. The service in Taiwan will be introduced with 80 sites for users to visit and 70 content providers at the ready.
i-mode has already been launched in Japan with huge success. Subscriber numbers still continue to rise steadily and already there are 33 million users of the service. Following i-mode’s recent European launch, DoCoMo is now venturing into still more new markets.