Docomo's "Xi" (Crossy) LTE service will start in just a couple of months, yet we have not heard anything about what types of phones will be available. Given that Docomo waited to officially announce the Galaxy S until one week prior to launch, and any announcements could diminish second quarter sales, I bet we won't hear too much any time soon.
However, more details about the service are starting to creep out. The following are three slides from a recent Docomo presentation (PDF).
We see an example of branding on an LTE radio-equipped handset (that does not at all resemble a clamshell feature phone, though this is just an "image.")
And we also now have more concrete information on their expansion plans. In just two months, Xi service will be switched on in Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka, covering nearly 10% of the population by April 2011. That amount will double by April 2012, and double yet again by April 2013, with a projected 40% of the population covered by LTE with maximum indoor download speeds of 75 Mbps and 35 Mbps outside.
The other carriers on the other hand will have just started LTE service at this point, likely with the exception of softbank who has not announced a timeline for roll out.
So for me, I am in no rush to pick up the latest and greatest handset until I see what LTE offerings are around the corner.