NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced Monday that it will launch its next-generation mobile phone service on Oct. 1 in parts of Tokyo, claiming it has improved on reception problems that plagued a trial service that began in May.

But DoCoMo also revealed that none of the planned moving images and music distribution services for the higher-speed data capability — namely i-motion, M-stage visual and M-stage music — will start on the day the world’s first full-fledged 3G service is launched.

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