Reading comics on your cell phone will not be a mere dream anymore, it’s going to come true as Tata Docomo partnered NTT DOCOMO to facilitate users with the option to read comics on their cell phones by an application. That way the users can read full comics with special effects, frame by frame, or just download the comics by a WAP site. Apparently the charges are set to Rs. 15 per comics chapter, which might sound a little too much but given that there is no charge for the data transfer might make it look a little less costly.
I had written an article about how to read Comics on your Mobile Phones about a few months back and I was waiting for an update on this topic. Though, I must add that mobile services are badly misused in India, people drive cars, ride bikes or just walk on roads with a mobile in their hands, call it talking on the go, but it’s really unsafe. If the same lot of people starts reading comics on the go, it will surely cause more accidents. However, leaving the negative talks aside, over all a service like this has been expected for a long time. The youth in India likes to read comics big time, and a unique service like the Docomics or call it do-comics will surely get a big buzz throughout the “mobilosphere”.
Tata Docomo is not the only one in the market though, it can be called the first but others like, Rediff, Airtel etc. are also bringing such services. However, I got doubts over the Japanese cartoons that they might get enough fans in India, am personally not a big fan of Manga, but had always expected Docomo to bring Manga into India as the NTT Docomo is a Japanese company.