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||Henry Minksy's i-Mode
Mobile Browser Support in ACS Character Set Support, i-Mode
browsers, compactHTML, Sample ACS i-Mode Application.
Is Swept with Web Fever (5/00) Internet penetration in Japan is
growing rapidly as sales of personal computers and Net-ready cell
phones take off. It was 13.4% of the Japanese population in 1998 and
is now forecast to hit 86.9% by 2003, according to InfoCom Research,
a Japanese think tank specializing in information and
From bandwidth problem into Internet phenomenon (2/02) i-mode is
far more than a technology; it is a way of applying the technology
to a market. i-mode is a business model, implemented by NTT DoCoMo
by combining freely available technologies. i-mode grew out of the
need to solve a problem: Due to the rapid growth of cellular phones
in Japan, NTT DoCoMo's network was close to collapse by 1997,
suffering from dropped calls and poor call quality. The company knew
that if they could entice subscribers to use more data -- rather
than voice -- on the existing network, they could postpone investing
in a completely new infrastructure. The company noticed that
Japanese cell-phone users were changing handsets at a phenomenal
rate -- on average, every eight months. Handset features were one
thing that NTT DoCoMo could control, due to the leverage they had
over cell phone manufacturers. At the same time, dial-up Internet
access in Japan was too expensive for most users, and PC penetration
was very low. Thus i-mode was born.
i-mode - what difference? (7/02) I've read this over and over
and over again, and I am starting to get really sick of it - it's
just like how some people can't seem to comprehend that WLAN and
Bluetooth are similar technologies, but don't compete with each
other head to head. WAP sucks. i-mode rocks and has already killed
WAP. Baloney! Letís get some facts about WAP and i-mode straight
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Internet Services in Japan (3/01, PDF) Identifying industrial
organization as a key factor for success. Global mobile
telecommunications markets, The Japanese mobile telecommunications
market, Factors contributing to success of mobile internet in Japan,
Industrial organization in Japan and the success of i-mode.
Mobile Web Top 10 Pukupi's top 10 hints for building
interoperable mobile Web sites.
i-mode colour palette. A list of the complete 256 colour i-mode
palette with their hexadecimal values.
Japanese and European i-mode picture symbols (emoji).
Expanding Wireless Universe (7/00) The hype surrounding today's
Web-enabled mobile phones is about to be muffled. Phone.com, hosting
its third annual Unwired Universe conference, hinted that the next
generation of mobile phones will trump today's popular wireless
application protocol phones and even Japan's baby, the iMode.
The next line of phones will be on a network standard called 3G.
They will be lighter and sexier, with full-color browsers, worldwide
roaming, and the ability to access anything on the Web.
or I-Mode: Which Is Better? (8/00) As far as California software
engineer James Salsman is concerned...
||High Speed Management, Tacit knowledge,
Creative Chaos, and Cultural Changes: The Incredible Transformation
of NTTDoCoMo under Keiichi Enoki, Mari Matusunaga, and Tadeshi
Natsuno (10 pp)