DoCoMo to Unveil New Eight FOMA "9 Series" Phones
TOKYO, JAPAN, May 11, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today unveiled the new lineup of eight FOMA “9 Series” handsets. All 9 Series phones are preinstalled with i-appli™ software required to use DoCoMo’s DCMX™ credit card.
The series includes Japan’s first HSDPA-compatible handset, the N902iX HIGH-SPEED. HSDPA is a new high-speed packet-transmission technology for downlinks at up to 3.6Mbps, or 10 times faster than current FOMA handsets.
All models in the 9 Series have music players. Some are also compatible with DoCoMo’s Chaku-Uta Full® service for downloading full music tracks from i-mode™ sites, as well as Music Channel™ for programmed, automatic downloading of music from i-mode sites during the night (N902iX HIGH-SPEED), and Windows Media® Audio files (F902iS).
Other features common to many of the new 9 Series handsets include:
* Extensive security
Data Security Service™ enables phonebooks to be stored on the DoCoMo network.
Omakase Lock enables users who lost their phone to telephone a 24-hour call center to have the phone’s smart card and personal data locked immediately.
Biometric Authentication requires confirmation of the owner’s fingerprint, facial or voice features prior to accessing most features of the phone.
Business mopera “ANSHIN” manager enables corporate administrators to lock phones and delete/backup phonebooks remotely via computer.
The caller’s phone can transmit a 10-character message that displays on the receiver’s screen as the phone rings (5 yen per message excluding tax).
* Transferring contents to external memory
Chaku-Uta, i-motion™, i-appli application data can be stored on a removable miniSD™ disk, as well as internal memory.
* 3G roaming
Compatibility with DoCoMo’s WORLD WING™ service for international roaming via W-CDMA networks in 33 countries/regions.
* Deco-mail™ Signature
Decorative Deco-mail graphics can be automatically inserted in e-mail signatures and subject lines.
* Receive videophone calls during packet communications
* Compatibility with 1.7GHz bandwidth
* Compatibility with communication congestion control
DoCoMo will control voice and packet communications separately to ensure that congestion on the packet network will not affect the voice network, and vice-versa (available this summer).
* Remote control of A/V equipment
The “9 Series” handsets can be used outside the home to program audio/video equipment, such as DVD recorders, for recording TV programs.
*Certain charges will be applied for some services.
Many of the new handsets are also compatible with existing 902i features, such as:
* PushTalk™ for simple, walkie-talkie-style communication.
* Osaifu-Keitai™ e-wallet services, including mobile-phone credit cards, e-money, e-ticketing, membership programs and more.
* ToruCa™ for mobile access to information about stores, products, etc. by simply waving the phone in front of a reader/writer at a merchant or other location.
* i-channel™ for news, weather, sports scores, horoscopes, etc., delivered automatically to the phone’s standby screen as telop text.
Please see the attachments for further details about the D902iS, F902iS, N902iS, P902iS, SH902iS, SO902iWP+, DOLCE SL (SH902iSL), and N902iX HIGH-SPEED.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world’s leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 51 million subscribers, including an unmatched 24 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world’s first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world’s most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 46 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.com.
i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
i-appli, DCMX, iD, Music Channel, Data Security Service, i-motion, WORLD WING, Deco-mail, PushTalk, Osaifu-Keitai, ToruCa and i-channel are registered trademarks or trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
Chaku-Uta Full is a registered trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Corporation.
Windows Media is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
miniSD is a trademark of SD Associations.
i-channel uses a technology of Flash Cast™ of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Flash and Flash Cast are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries.
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