Forbes is reporting that O2 is abandoning its i-mode service after only being able to sign up 260,000 users to the Internet phone service in the past two years.

Additionally, the mobile carrier will not sell any new i-mode-enabled handsets from the end of July, but despite this would continue to support those quarter of million users for the next two years.

When I worked as o2, i-mode was pushed as being highly popular in Japan, and the company were hoping that it would have the same popularity here in the UK and Europe

What is i-mode [o2 UK site]