NTT DoCoMo to launch motion sensing mobile phones
Japanese mobile service provider NTT DoCoMo has announced that they would soon launch mobile phone products with motion sensing technology. These 904i-series of phones would work like the Nintendo Wii’s Wiimote and users would be able to interact with games by moving the phones. Takeshi Natsuno, senior vice president of NTT DoCoMo and managing director of its multimedia services department spoke on these new generation of mobile phones: “Traditionally in trains youngsters would be staring down at their phones playing games but that is going to change dramatically.”
All of these upcoming phones would be based on the WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access) 3G technology. And these are going to be available in stores by May and June in Japan. These phones are being manufactured for NTT DoCoMo by Mitsubishi Electric Co. Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) and Sharp Corp. Natsuno added on their plans for their domestic market: “DoCoMo is going to take the offensive. We are going to offer various things that cannot be mimicked by the other operators.” NTT DoCoMo also announced their plans to launch a music subscription service in partnership with Napster. Users would be able to download and listen to music available on the Napster Japanese service. [source]
Consider this a public service announcement.
UPDATE: Another article on this topic.
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