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16:25 Nov 29, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Bus/Financial
English term or phrase:i-mode
Partnership with Global Crossing and NTT DoCoMo for implementation of the i-mode in Hong Kong.
Explanation: í-mode, en el contexto especifico que das, es un sistema de telefónía celular con acceso a la internet.
«2. Turns of Phrase: I-mode
This is a Japanese invention, an Internet-connected mobile phone
system that has taken that country by storm since it was introduced
in February 1999 by DoCoMo, a firm controlled by Nippon Telegraph
and Telephone. It allows people access online to send e-mails, to
obtain information such as news, weather forecasts, train times,
and sports results, and to carry out online banking and stock
trading. It is not that different in principle to WAP, the the heavily
promoted European system. However, WAP has had sluggish take-up
because it is slow and difficult to use and there are few sites to
link to; I-mode has the advantage that its Internet access is
always on. DoCoMo has recently invested in the Dutch telecoms
operator KPN and will soon launch a European version of its system
on the GPRS (General Packet Radio System) services that are only
now being launched; it is very likely also to move into the USA
following a deal with AOL. Industry watchers are suggesting it may
overtake and force out WAP altogether.»