Feeds

Palm to bring wireless Web to Japan

Will work with NTT DoCoMo

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Palm will bring its brand of wireless Web access to the Japanese market next year, the company said today. The service will be offered in partnership with DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile comms company.

The PDA company's timetable is broad. A PalmOS-based wireless PDA and the links to cellular phone networks that provide the connection to the Net will be rolled out "in the first half of next year, between January and June", according to Kazuki Furuya, Palm Japan's head of marketing.

The network connection will be provided DoCoMo, and probably forms the basis for the hints that Palm and DoCoMo are in discussions on the development of handheld devices, as we reported earlier today (see Palm, DoCoMo begin joint development talks).

Those discussions - plus the long timeframe put in place for getting the service up and running - suggest Palm and DoCoMo may want to offer something more than the standard Palm VIIx wireless handheld. Both companies may want to wait for Palm's next iteration of its wireless-enabled PDA, or may be planning a special, dual-branded device solely for the Japanese market.

Furuya said subscribers will pay less for the data service than ordinary DoCoMo cellphone users do. They pay on average ¥4000 ($38) per month. ®

Related Stories

Palm, DoCoMo begin joint development talks
Palm to bring wireless Net to its PDAs

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.