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 song download service had racked up 2 million sales 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 can listen to downloaded songs through headphones or stereo speakers included in KDDI's CDMA 1X WIN third-generation mobile phones.

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