DoCoMo Gives Google Mobile A Boost

NTT DoCoMo, the largest mobile carrier in Japan is going to use Google search and email, calendaring and other services on its handsets that use the iMode network, according to a story that ran on the AP news wire. AP item is based on a Nikkei report.

If true, this is a big shot in the arm for Google, that has been looking for a tier one mobile partner for its services. The company has several deals including a partnership with T-Mobile Germany, but snagging NTT DoCoMo is akin to Captain Ahab capturing Moby Dick.