DoCoMo delays launch of HSDPA

NTT DoCoMo today said it will delay the launch of its HSDPA network until 2006, citing a lack of compelling content as the main reason. Analysts and insiders, however, claim that technical issues with the technology and handsets are the likely culprit. Rumors broke several months ago that DoCoMo would be forced to delay HSDPA due to issues with handsets, and researcher Informa recently published a report saying the same thing. Some insiders claim DoCoMo will likely limit its HSDPA launch to wireless data cards and then gradually phase in handsets once vendors design compelling HSDPA-based devices.

For more on DoCoMo's HSDPA delay:
- check out this piece from IDG News