NTT DoCoMo Camera Phone Offers World's Highest Resolution

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TOKYO, JAPAN, June 2, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that on June 4, 2003 they will begin marketing the SO505i, the world's first camera phone equipped with a 1.3-megapixel (effective resolution) CCD camera.

This is the second model in the new 505i series of enhanced-2G handsets. Equipped with a Flash™ browser, 505i series handsets can access a broad range of rich content and applications with highly fluid animation.

The SO505i offers a unique design for a mobile phone. The screen-half can be rotated 180 degrees to sit on top of the phone's lower half, thereby halving the phone's length, but leaving the screen facing up. Buttons just below the screen enable the user to make calls, check e-mail and even browse websites with the handset "closed."

The SO505i comes with a 16x digital zoom camera and 2.2-inch semi-transparent, 262,144-color TFT screen. Extra-high resolution makes the SO505i ideal for enjoying photos sent with DoCoMo's i-shot™ picture messaging service. SO505i photos can be printed out with a resolution of 1.23 megapixels.

The phone shoots video clips at 5 frames/second and up 6.4 seconds in length.

The external storage slot accepts the Memory Stick Duo™, which can hold up to about 985 photos saved in the i-shot small-size format.

The SO505i is equipped for i-ppli DX™, the enhanced i-ppli™ service providing access to a wide range of content and applications. Using downloadable applications, it is possible to highly customize the SO505i's address book and call log, as well as i-mode mail services.

The SO505i will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset including Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Duo Adaptor will be open (unfixed). Its standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adaptor and desktop holder, will cost 5,700 yen*.

For more details on standard 505i series functions, please refer to the press release issued on April 8, 2003, located on the company's website at For the SO505i's main specifications, please see the attachment.


Main Specifications of SO505i

Height x Width x Thickness Approx. 105 x 50 x 30 mm (folded)
Weight Approx. 145g
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 400 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 140 minutes
Data Transmission Speed Receiving: Max. 28,800 bps
Sending: Max. 9,600 bps
External Interface Infrared communication port
Body Colors Cyber Blue
Cyber Silver
Cyber White

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

*Pricing may vary in markets of the eight regional subsidiaries.

i-mode, FOMA and i-ppli are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
i-shot is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
Macromedia and Macromedia Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Memory Stick Duo is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
i-ppli DX is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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