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DoCoMo and Telefonica to Introduce Windows Mobile Handset by Toshiba

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Japan's DoCoMo and Spain's Telef nica have jointly announced that a Windows Mobile handset model made by Toshiba will be introduced by both companies in their respective Japanese and Spanish markets in June to July as part of a plan for various joint undertakings by the two mobile operators.

The companies selected the full touch-panel model as an ideal offering for users seeking a versatile, stylish handset. DoCoMo will sell the handset in Japan as the DoCoMo PRO series T-01A (officially announced on May 19) and Telefónica will sell it in Spain as the TG01.

DoCoMo and Telefónica added that they are now considering various other initiatives in their respective markets, including a joint study of possible services and applications for open OS handsets.

DoCoMo Senior Vice President and Product Department Managing Director Kiyohito Nagata said: "DoCoMo looks forward to working with global operators such as Telefónica to jointly develop mobile services and applications for mutually enhanced global competitiveness. At the same time, we would be pleased if such efforts have the added effect of supporting Japanese mobile phone manufacturers in their attempts to expand handset sales overseas."

"Operating system platforms are becoming more and more important to drive the extraordinary growth of mobile internet business. DoCoMo and Telefónica are leading operators in their respective markets and this is a great opportunity to provide their customers with best-in-class products and solutions," said Luis Ezcurra, Manager of Handsets and Multimedia of Telefónica España.

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