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News
Issue #2003 - 11 (March 2003)
(Updated Mar. 31, 2003)

APPLICATION SOLUTIONS & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

J-Phone Sha-mail Claims 9 Million Users

According to the carrier's latest numbers, J-Phone now claims 9 million subscribers on its Sha-mail picture messaging service, a figure that represents 65 percent of J-Phone's total subscriber base. J-Phone launched its Sha-mail service in June 2001 and since then it has become the latest mobile data success story, surpassing DoCoMo's i-mode in terms of growth and hype. The growth of Sha-mail has triggered the current trend towards picture messaging and camera phones, with carriers and handset makers scrambling to sell camera phones and MMS services. J-Phone currently claims the largest number of camera phones of any carrier with 24 models.

For more information: http://www.jphone.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory:  Looks like Japanese cellular users do like the idea of picture messaging. This should be a good sign for MMS. As compared to our Japanese brothers, North Americans and Europeans are laggards. 

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