Today, Google and NTT DoCoMo announced a partnership to provide “search services, search-related advertisement and potential applications to i-mode™ users”.
DoCoMo claims to serve some 53 million subscribers.
Google’s partnership with DoCoMo covers some very attractive areas for the world’s leading search engine.
(1) Extension of search services on i-mode
In addition to the existing i-mode menu site search service, through the partnership with Google, i-mode users will be served Google search results for mobile and PC web sites via the i-mode portal search-box. Launch of the expanded search services is scheduled in spring 2008. The new search-box will be placed on the top-page of the i-mode portal, increasing the immediate accessibility and convenience of searches on i-mode.