3G Phones with Flash or WLAN
(From the WWJ Team, July 23, 2004)
(You can only see the preview on the GLOCOM Platform)
This free-for-all program takes you to KDDI's recent launch event at the Imperial hotel announcing the carrier's three new WIN handsets, all now making use of Macromedia flash-lite. You'll get a close-up of these phones in action plus tips on the new 3G flat-rate price plan coming in August. We also highlight NTT DoCoMo's N900iL dual-mode 802.11b/W-CDMA handset based on the FOMA N900i which, unfortunately, has been transformed into the de facto proprietary, intranet-only "Passage Duple" WLAN phone by NEC and DoCoMo. While future versions may run on the consumer-targeted M-Stage platform, for now this first baby step into the dual-mode 3G/Wi-Fi world is aimed exclusively at corporate-controlled walled gardens.