NTT DoCoMo to Launch Sales of First GPS Handset

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TOKYO, JAPAN, April 16, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the company will begin marketing its first Global Positioning System (GPS) compatible handset, dubbed F661i, on April 22, 2003.

The new, easy-to-operate mobile phone features a one-touch GPS button that lets users quickly pinpoint their location, within a radius of 50 meters, and download area maps and information.

Eight different types of GPS content available from eight information providers include public transportation and restaurant data, as well as routing to help navigate to specific locations.

Users can also let others know their location by inputting the URL of their position into an e-mail, which can be sent to any i-mode compatible handset. In addition, a memo function allows users to store location information, including maps, telephone numbers and addresses, for easy access at a later date.

The F661i also boasts highly advanced tracking functions that can be used in conjunction with the company's DLP (DoCoMo Location Platform) to provide fast and accurate positioning information. A separate contract with an application service provider (ASP) is required to use the service. Currently, 11 ASPs are offering 13 applications.

The new handset will be marketed through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the phone will be open (unfixed).

For specifications, please see the attachment.

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Main Specifications for F611i
  mova F661i
Size (height x width x thickness) 97 x 49 x 28 mm (folded)
Weight Approx. 115 g (including battery pack)
Continuous standby time Approx. 470 hours
Continuous talk time Approx. 140 minutes
Data transmission speed 9,600 bps
Color Galaxy Silver
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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 and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
mova and DLP service are registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

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