Japan's KDDI Strikes Download Milestone

KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yesterday (Feb. 8) that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 2 million downloads as of Feb. 5.

KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yesterday (Feb. 8) that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 2 million downloads as of Feb. 5.

Chaku-uta Full, which launched Nov. 19, is the only service of its kind currently in Japan. It features some 10,000 songs. Users are able to listen to downloaded songs through headphones or via stereo speakers included in KDDI's CDMA 1X WIN 3rd-generation mobile phones.

KDDI launched Japan's first ring tunes service in December 2002 and now claims to average 6-7 million downloads per month.
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