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NTT DOCOMO Cancels E71 Handset Launch Due to Nokia’s Pullback


TOKYO, JAPAN --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has cancelled its planned launch of the docomo PRO series™ Nokia E71 handset due to Nokia Corporation’s decision to terminate sales of all Japan-specific handsets through Japanese operators.

DOCOMO had previously announced on November 5 its plan to release Nokia’s thin smartphone with QWERTY keyboard sometime between February and March 2009.

NTT DOCOMO is the world’s leading mobile communications company. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 46 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 48 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

i-mode, FOMA and docomo PRO series 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.
Nokia is a trademark or registered trademark of Nokia Corporation.


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