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ò With the aim of slashing costs and preparing for the entrance of foreign rivals into the Japanese market, Japanese mobile phone makers have been transferring part of the RD and production of their FOMA handsets to China. FOMA, or Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access, is the brand name for the third-generation service offered by NTT DoCoMo. NEC announced plans to release a low-priced model developed and produced in China, and assembled by major US contract manufacturer Solectron. Mitsubishi Electric has moved part of the production of its FOMA Music Porter II handsets to its Guangzhou plant and the plant now produces 100,000 units a month. Panasonic Mobile...
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