TOKYO, JAPAN, August 25, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc.,
The new handset, which is compatible with GSM/GPRS technologies, will be the first FOMA model that may be used outside of Japan.
Unlike i-mode®-capable phones, the handset will enable access to the internet through mopera® or any other available internet connection service. What's more, its browser will be able to display standard web pages.
In addition, the new handset will be compatible with public wireless LAN services offered by DoCoMo and other providers, enabling users in hotspots to enjoy high-speed internet access at fixed rates.
The handset can also be used to view e-mail attachments created in formats such as Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel, PowerPoint®. The model will support Bluetooth® connectivity for remote control via a laptop or PDA for dialup to the internet, or for convenient hands-free operation using a headset. In addition, the phone will be compatible with PIM (Personal Information Management).
"NTT DoCoMo is delighted to team with Motorola to develop an advanced FOMA handset that meets the special needs of business users, which differ from those of general users," said NTT DoCoMo's Executive Vice President Kei-ichi Enoki.
"In particular, the phone can connect to public high-speed wireless LAN networks to browse the internet and receive e-mail. It also opens a variety of attached documents in their original formats and even works on mobile networks outside Japan. We believe that the new market aimed at business people will join the existing i-mode market in seeing a future expansion," he added.
"Motorola is proud to bring our 3G expertise to this partnership with NTT DoCoMo. This device perfectly embodies our mission to enable users to have a personal hub of communications in the palm of their hand," said Patrick S. Kung, Corporate Vice President,
"This FOMA handset will help business users to multi-task and be more efficient, especially when traveling outside Japan, because they can use the phone and all its features anywhere in the world while staying connected to Japan," he said.
About NTT DoCoMo
i-mode, FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of
mopera is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are product names of
Microsoft and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the U.S.A. and other countries.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc.