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Japan and the mobile wave
Posted on 19-Apr-2003 13:04 | Filed under: News

"It is no surprise that Japan has a reputation for being the most developed mobile phone market in the world. Japan launched 3G (third generation mobile networks) 18 months ago. Picture messaging is two and a half years old. New services such as weather reports, airline reservations and personalised alarm calls are added on a daily basis.

According to a recent survey commissioned by mobile operator KDDI (Japan's second largest telecommunications company), 80bn yen (427m) was spent on ring tones and mobile karaoke last year. Downloading karaoke costs as much as a text message and new songs are released every day."

Read more on The Guardian, link below.



More information: http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605...
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