O2 is turning Japanese

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In a move that has surprised many in the mobile phone industry O2, which is active in the UK Germany and Ireland, has announced its intention to launch a service next year that use Japanese i-mode technology. T

The reason behind the move is that i-mode  customers have a good track record of spending more on services like downloads, shopping, video clips, ticketing services. NEC, Panasonic and Samsung are being lined up to provide the handsets.

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