Tokyo Game Show TGS2004 (Sept 24-26, 2004): breakthrough for native mobile games

Mobile phone games at the center of TGS2004 Docomo at the center of attention with JAVA native mobile games for i-Mode The annual “Tokyo Game Show” sets trends and is a must for game professionals and fans. More than 100 companies exhibit. This years highlight is the SONY “PlayStation Portable” – PSP – to be […]

iTunes versus Chaku-Uta downloads – Mobile Music Rocks…

until mid-2004 KDDI sells more chaku-uta mobile music downloads in Japan than iTunes globally It’s tempting to compare iTunes and Chaku-Uta statistics to get a feel for the meaning of the Motorola-iTunes deal. Here we go: More about Japanese telecom sector and mobile in Japan: Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom sector More about Mobile […]

Global Mobile phone ring tone market

Global mobile phone ring tone market (source: Consect LLC, WSJ) in 2004: W Europe: US$ 1.5 billion (37.5%) Japan: US$ 1.0 billion (24.0%) Korea: US$ 0.5 billion (12.5%) US: US$ 0.3 billion (7.5%) ROW: US$ 0.7 billion (17.5%) ——————————— Total: US$ 4.0 billion (100%) see: “Mobile Music in Japan” (report, pdf file) Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan […]

21.6 million 3G subscribers in Japan (31 August 2004)

The mobile phone subscriber statistics for August 2004 in Japan came out: 3G subscribers: KDDI/AU: 15,511,800 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 86.1% DoCoMo: 5,900,200 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 12.6% Vodafone: 237,600 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 1.6% Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

KDDI/AU has 80% of users on 3G

80% of KDDI/AU users are now converted to 3G, and KDDI/AU does not sell any 2G phones any more: only 3G and 3.5G (2.4Mbps data download). Here is KDDI/AU‘s newest 3.5G phone – the W21SA, for 2.4Mbps data download: More about Japan’s mobile telecom sector:Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom industry Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All […]

3G: "Vision, meet reality" (Economist on ITU vision for 3G)

Just read an article in the Economist: “Mobile 3G telecoms: Vision, meet reality” which quotes ITU’s 2000 vision for 3G (ITU = International Telecommunication Union): The device will function as a phone, a computer, a television, a pager, a videoconferencing centre, a newspaper, a diary and even a credit card…it will support not only voice […]

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