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NTT DoCoMo Adopts Adobe Reader LE for 3G
Posted: 10-Mar-2005 [Source: NTT DoCoMo]

[NTT DoCoMo 3G FOMA users to have access to PDF files following agreement with Adobe.]

Tokyo and San Jose -- Adobe Systems Incorporated and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced an agreement for DoCoMo to adopt Adobe(R) Reader(R) LE software for its 3G FOMA handsets, providing customers of the popular i-mode(tm) service with access to high-impact, reliable content delivered in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Utilizing Adobe Reader LE technology, i-mode customers will be able to view and interact with a wide range of new business and entertainment content, making their mobile Internet experience easier, more productive and more secure.

This version of Adobe Reader is optimized for FOMA and has been co-developed by ACCESS Co., Ltd., a mutual business partner of DoCoMo and Adobe. It will include i-mode's features such as "Web to," "Mail to" and "Phone to," enabling customers to quickly navigate from a PDF document to visit a Web site link, send e-mail to a contact or dial a phone number. It also includes many common features available for Adobe Reader on personal computers, such as text search and page layout rotation for ease of small-screen navigation and viewing.

DoCoMo will become the first operator in Japan to bring a robust PDF content experience to its mobile Internet customers. This represents a significant new opportunity for i-mode content providers, enabling them to develop a wide range of services leveraging the rich presentation, enhanced security and easy navigation of PDF for the first time. Potential applications for this new capability include downloadable brochures and subway maps, delivery of bank statements and analyst reports, and reliable interaction with PDF documents on Web sites.

"Adobe PDF is a de facto standard for reliably exchanging and delivering digital content," said Mr. Takeshi Natsuno, Managing Director of DoCoMo's Multimedia Services. "Adobe Reader LE will enable our FOMA handsets to access PDF files, which will enhance the experience of not only our personal customers, but our corporate customers as well. We anticipate that Adobe Reader will expand the future potential of our FOMA service."


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