NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, will reportedly carry the iPhone starting this fall. While talks between Apple and NTT DoCoMo have been reported for awhile, it now seems that the deal is done. NTT DoCoMo has struggled against rivals that do carry the iPhone, according to Nikkei:
It was expected to NTT DoCoMo to launch smartphone of Apple (smartphone) "iPhone (iPhone)" on. I start the sales of new models this fall. The two companies entered the packed compromise, detail in the terms and conditions, such as a sales quota. Had been struggling in the contract acquired by KDDI offensive dealing with iPhone (au), Softbank DoCoMo. Competition of three companies mobile giant is likely more intense on the iPhone released by the largest.
It was reported that NTT DoCoMo was resisting the iPhone over Apple's demands that the iPhone be treated like it is on other carriers. That mean no carrier logo and no carrier apps pre-installed on the device. No doubt when the iPhone launches on the carrier this fall, it will be to Apple's conditions. Earlier reports stated that the new iPhones would release in Japan on September 20.
Anyone in Japan itching to get the iPhone on NTT DoCoMo?