Nokia dealt blow in Japan

Nokia received a blow from NTT DoCoMo when Japan's largest operator announced it is delaying the launch of Nokia's 3G FOMA handset because of software problems. Nokia had said last week that the handset was to go on sale today. The delay doesn't come at a good time for Nokia since it has been working on stepping up its visibility in Japan as DoCoMo had scaled back its purchases from Nokia in light of the fact that the vendor had problems implementing i-mode into its handsets, according to DoCoMo officials. The handset is Nokia's first 3G model for DoCoMo, and no decision has been made on when the phone will launch.

To read more about the delay of Nokia's 3G phone in Japan:
- read this article from the Financial Times


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