TOKYO, JAPAN, May 1, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the WRISTOMO™, the world's first commercial wristwatch-style Personal Handyphone System (PHS) mobile phone, will go on sale on May 7, 2003. The WRISTOMO works on the PHS mobile network in Japan.
The wrist watch costs 37,000 yen (excluding tax) and comes with a standard accessory kit including battery charger, cushioned pad and adjustable wrist band. An optional cable (SI1001) that connects the WRISTOMO with a PC to exchange data costs 6,200 yen (excluding tax).
An actual waterproof wristwatch, the phone opens up into a functional PHS handset when buttons on either side of the face are pressed.
The WRISTOMO is compatible with the "PALDIO E-mail" service to send/receive e-mails up to 6,000 alphanumeric characters. No Internet connection contract is required to use the service.
The wrist phone transfers data at up to 64 kbps. The WRISTOMO accesses "Browserphone Content" web pages of DoCoMo's service, as well as sites based on a subset of HTML designed for mobile internet services such as (compatibility depends on each site). The WRISTOMO is also equipped for DoCoMo's "Location based Web Sites," which provide information about restaurants, weather, transportation and other concerning the user's current location.
The WRISTOMO can automatically exchange data with a PC to synchronize information, such as the address book or journal in Microsoft . Whenever information stored in the WRISTOMO or PC is changed, the other device is automatically updated via the mobile Internet or an optional cable.
Orders for the WRISTOMO will be accepted exclusively through the Internet (www.wristomo.com) beginning May 7 at 10 AM (Japan Standard Time). The site is in Japanese only. Existing DoCoMo PHS/PDC customers can pay via credit card (online), cash on delivery or the same method used for their monthly DoCoMo bills (automatic payment via bank, post office, etc.). New customers, however, must pay via credit card. WRISTOMO will be shipped out immediately after the order is completed. Customers should normally receive it in around 7 working days. However it should be noted that this is subject to change depending on when the order is made.
For more specifications, please see the attachment.
|Specifications of WRISTOMO|
|Height x Width x Thickness (mm)
(when unfolded for handset use)
|171.5 x 40.4 x 18.5|
|Weight (grams)||Approx. 113 (including battery)|
|Continuous talk time (minutes)||Approx. 120|
|Continuous stand-by time (hours)||Approx. 200|
|Data transmission speed||64 kbps/ 32 kbps|
|Body color||Dark Gray Metallic|
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 46 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 38 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
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