Reuters informs us that Nokia plans to enter the Japanese market with a mobile phone service in the spring of 2009, competing with local cellphone carriers. The Finns will use NTT DoCoMo’s (largest Japanese carrier) lines through an arrangement which bears the name of mobile virtual network operator.
Nokia also claimed that it’ll offer its service only on high-end devices, to define its brand in Japan and reach a certain public. Is Nokia really starting to consider focusing more on software and services, rather than phone manufacturing? This theory first appeared as rumours regarding a potential Ovi OS started pilling up, but now it seems more possible than ever.