February 24, 2003
NTT DoCoMo i-mode and Flash
"NTT DoCoMo is pleased to be able to implement Macromedia Flash technology into the i-mode service," said Takeshi Natsuno, Managing Director of i-mode Planning Department at DoCoMo.
On the fourth anniversary of the i-mode service in Japan, NTT DoCoMo has announced they will support Flash. We have been working to get Flash on numerous devices, and I am particularly excited about this one, as the i-mode team has so successfully embraced content developers and created an ecosystem where applications can generate revenue through subscriptions rather than advertising.
DoCoMo has also created a vision video describing the year 2010, a world where network connected applications permeate devices all around us including shirt sleeves and pottery wheels. I'm always happy to see people approaching their goals from such a user-centered view, and we use similar story-telling techniques when brainstorming about our product agenda (though without the big-budget videos). Other notable story-telling visions include the famous Knowledge Navigator video by Apple, Bruce Tognazzini's StarFire video at Sun, or Microsoft's "Zoo Trippin'" video.
I can't wait to wear Flash on my sleeve.
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