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NTT DoCoMo Inc. will loan out for free a total of 600 i-mode Net-capable mobile phones and beepers to journalists and delegates participating in the July 21-23 Group of Eight summit in Okinawa, the company said Friday.

The mobile phone services operator will make available 300 mobile phones and 300 beepers, which can display English-language Web pages, it said.

“One of the main themes at the upcoming summit is the IT (information technology) revolution, so we want summit participants to comprehend the excellence of Japan’s . . . technology,” the company said.