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NTT DoCoMo to Tie Up with Fuel Cell Company Aquafairy


TOKYO, JAPAN, September 11, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will form a business and capital alliance with Aquafairy Co. to develop products using fuel cells. DoCoMo will acquire an approximate 36.5% stake in Aquafairy through the purchase of newly allocated shares in the near future.

The two companies are already working on a micro fuel cell recharger for 3G FOMA™ handsets using Aquafairy’s hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Aquafairy, which develops and markets micro fuel cells for mobile devices, was established in Osaka in 2006 and has 11 employees. It has capital of 33 million yen.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world’s leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 51 million customers, of which more than half subscribe 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.
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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.


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