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NTT DoCoMo deal to sell iPhone near?

  • It may just all be about the timing at this point, according to NTT DoCoMo (DCM) senior EVP Kazuto Tsubouchi. "It would be difficult to start sales on the 10th," he tells Japan's Sankei Shimbun, referring to the date Apple (AAPL) is rumored to introduce the iPhone 5S, among other phones. "Docomo is ready but timing is the problem."
  • It's not the first time a deal was believed to be near.
  • DoCoMo shares rose 2.1% in Tokyo overnight.
Comments (4)
  • Humble Eagles
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    There is a tendency to focus on the phone and features exclusively, but NTT DocoMo and China Mobile are actually much bigger than any news about the phones. They would add close to a billion new potential customers! Even at fairly small penetration rates, we could easily see larger numbers than T and VZ combined! We are setting up another iP 4S situation--Wall Street mourns the new phones, while Apple sells as many as they can make.
    26 Aug 2013, 07:56 AM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
    , contributor
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    I suspect you're correct Eagles.


    Hell, I KNOW you're right !


    Can't wait for the spike
    26 Aug 2013, 08:25 AM Reply Like
  • C. Guivi
    , contributor
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    Apple has done A LOT for improved support of Chinese and Japanese in iOS7!
    26 Aug 2013, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • slaughterer
    , contributor
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    DocoMo or CM news before EOW, hopefully.
    26 Aug 2013, 11:07 AM Reply Like
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