TOKYO, JAPAN, February 6, 2007 ---
The agreement includes details of the development process and specifies the roles of each partner for the commercialization of the recharger. Also, DoCoMo's acquisition of a stake in Aquafairy based on a business and capital tie-up that was announced on September 11, 2006, is not going ahead, so each company will have a freer environment in which to pursue R&D and business development.
With the aim of ensuring fastest-possible commercialization of the handheld fuel cell rechargers, the two companies are further enhancing their partnership through this agreement, allowing them to promote product development and technical cooperation.
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