NTT DoCoMo to offer cloud services under new brand name “docomo cloud” in Japan

by on May 16th, 2012

NTT DoCoMo has announced that the company will offer cloud services for DoCoMo smartphone and tablet users under the new “docomo cloud” brand name.

The company plans to launch, Mail-Hon’yaku-Concier, an app that automatically translates text messages, such as e-mails and social networking messages, between Japanese and English/Chinese/Korean and uses cloud-based mobile interpretation technologies that DoCoMo is currently developing, next month. It will be compatible with select DoCoMo smartphones and tablets running on Android™ 2.2 or higher.

Further, DoCoMo’s popular voice command-based app Shabette-Concier will be enhanced to provide answers to inquiries on a wide range of topics. The current app enables smartphone features to be operated by voice (Japanese only) and is compatible with select DoCoMo smartphones and tablets running on Android 2.2 or higher.

In August, the company will launch the new Photo Collection service that lets users store up to 5 GB of photos and videos free of charge for an unlimited amount of time. The service allows content to be uploaded, downloaded and viewed via PCs, smartphones and tablets, and links to external services like Evernote, Eye-Fi and HighlightCam for easy browsing and sorting of data saved on these services.

DoCoMo’s dmarket portal for smartphone and tablet apps and content will also be enhanced, to allow subscribers to purchase content from DoCoMo’s Video Store, Music Store, Book Store and Anime Store for no extra charge on multiple devices.

Japan’s smartphone market is growing at a rapid pace. According to a latest research conducted by comScore with 4,000 Japanese mobile subscribers, this year, 19.3 million people in Japan own smartphones. Android ranks 1st with the smartphone market share share of 61.4 percent, while Apple ranked second with the smartphone market of Android’s share of the smartphone market reached 61.4 percent, while Apple ranked second with 34.2 percent.