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NTT DoCoMo, Samsung partner on GSM/GPRS i-mode handsets

Posted: 13 Mar 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ntt docomo? samsung electronics? mobile handset? gsm? gprs?

NTT DoCoMo Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd have agreed to jointly develop handsets that are compatible with 2G GSM/GPRS wireless networks.

The partnership will utilize DoCoMo's propriety mobile internet platform i-mode, which is currently being offered to customers in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Taiwan via the GSM/GPRS wireless networks of DoCoMo's partners. The phones, which will be equipped with ACCESS browser and Java, are scheduled for market release in early 2004.

"NTT DoCoMo's i-mode offers mobile users a variety of options to maximize their wireless experience," said ByungDuck Cho, EVP, Mobile Communication R&D Team of Samsung. "We believe that the adoption of i-mode into our phones will enable us to establish the mobile communication context of satisfying customers' various needs."

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