DoCoMo's Newest 505i Handset Features Fingerprint Authentication

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TOKYO, JAPAN, July 9, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will begin marketing the F505i, the first Japanese handset to incorporate fingerprint authentication technology, from July 11, 2003.

The F505i features a fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorized handset use. The user can lock or unlock the mobile phone simply by placing a pre-registered finger on the sensor. Up to 10 fingerprints can be registered by following the handset's authentication mode procedures.

The F505i also boasts the longest video clip recording time of any mova handset. The handset comes with a 16MB miniSD card that can store 29 minutes of video clips or 1,040 photos saved in the i-shot™ small-size format. By combining the 16MB miniSD card with the handset's intrinsic memory, the F505i has a maximum recording time of 67 minutes enabling it to capture and store up to 11 six-minute video clips.

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

The latest handset comes with a 2.2-inch, 262.144 QVGA high-resolution screen, and a built-in CCD camera with an effective resolution of 1.28 mega-pixels. A maximum 1.23 mega-pixel resolution is realized when photos are printed out.

The F505i is also equipped for i-appli DX™, the enhanced i-appli™ service providing access to a wide range of content and applications. Downloadable Java applications enable users to highly customize layout and other features of the F505i's address book and call log, as well as i-mode mail services.

The F505i will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset, including miniSD card and adaptor, will be open (unfixed). The standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adaptor and desktop holder, will cost 5,100 yen *.

For details on standard functions of the 505i series, please refer to the press release issued on April 8, 2003, 2003, located on the company's website at

For the F505i's main specifications, please see the attachment.


Main Specifications of F505i
Height x Width x Thickness Approx. 98 x 48 x 21 mm (folded)
Weight Approx. 105 g
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 525 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 150 minutes
Data Transmission Speed Receiving: Max. 28,800 bps
Sending: Max. 9,600 bps
External Interface Infrared communication port
Body Colors North Silver
Future Black
Crystal Rose

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 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-appli 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.
i-appli 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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