i-mode is massive in Japan and other tech-savvy areas (46 million subscribers in 22 countries) but the mobile internet service which offers customised games, online shopping, messaging services etc. hasn’t made much of an impact in Europe yet. However, that could be about to change, especially with 02 set to launch an i-mode service in the UK and Germany this summer.
Not content with announcing a 3 Megapixel camera phone and a 3G model at 3GSM in Cannes, Motorola has also found time to knock up its first phone with a dedicated i-mode key. Dubbed the E378i, this less than inspiring looking phone can download games from the i-mode portal and comes with a built in MP3 player too.
Other features include:
* Triband global roaming
* Integrated VGA camera (640 x 480)
* 5Mb of memory
* Digital zoom (up to 4x)
* Built-in hands free speaker