TOKYO, JAPAN, April 8, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today unveiled specifications of its new 505i mobile phones, a series of six enhanced-PDC (2G) compatible models equipped for advanced i-appli™ applications based on Flash™ and technology. Each 505i model also comes with a camera, infrared port and external memory slot. DoCoMo expects to introduce the models one by one beginning in mid-May.
Macromedia Flash browser for rich content
The 505i series incorporates Macromedia Flash in its browser, allowing users to access a broad range of rich content and applications enhanced with highly fluid animation.
Enhanced i-appli ("i-appli DX")
The 505i series is equipped for "i-appli DX," a new service from DoCoMo, to handle a wider range of Java-enabled content. A 200K Scratch Pad, double the size of Scratch Pads in the former 504i and 504iS models, enables more data to be downloaded at one time, thus reducing required number of connections.
|505i Series||Former 504i/504iS Series|
|JAR (Java Archive)||Max. 30K bytes||Max. 30K bytes|
|Scratch Pad||Max. 200K bytes||Max. 100K bytes|
Benefits of "i-appli DX" include:
|Highly customize the phone's address book, call log, etc.|
|Download complex content by accessing multiple servers (current i-appli downloads from a single server only)|
|Exchange data using i-appli applications, or send information to i-appli sites via
|Automatic updates of "i-area™" (location-based service) content|
Enhanced storage capacity
Enhanced storage capacity enables 505i models to store up to 20K of data for browser pages and ringing tones each, meaning, for example longer, better-quality ringing tones.
|505i Series||Former models|
|Web pages||Max. 20K bytes||Max. 10K bytes|
|Ringing tones||Max. 20K bytes||Max. 10K bytes|
Extra-friendly i-mode mail
Already adopted for , users can decide in advance which e-mails to download by checking each e-mail's subject line, sender name and receipt date/time.
Extremely high-resolution cameras
Each 505i phone is equipped with a high-resolution camera for taking still pictures. Some models offer resolution of 1 mega to 1.3 mega pixels, similar to that of a digital camera. The 505i series comes with high-quality LCDs for beautiful reproduction of high-resolution pictures taken with these cameras. Cameras in some models can also take video clips. In addition, 505i cameras read JAN- and QR-standard barcodes for easy retrieval of data from printed materials.
Each 505i phone has a port for infrared-communication applications, such as using the phone for a simple remote controller for the basic operation of electronic devices such as TVs and VCRs.
External memory storage
505i phones accept "Memory Stick Duo" and "miniSD" memory cards for data storage and data exchange with other similarly equipped devices (printers, etc.).
For further specifications, please see the attachment.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 45 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include , the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 37 million subscribers, and , launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english
i-mode, FOMA, and i-appli are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
i-area is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
Macromedia and Macromedia Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.