NTT DoCoMo to Market New Compact, Lightweight FOMA Videophone

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TOKYO, JAPAN, July 15, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced that they will begin marketing the 3G N2102V videophone from July 18, 2003. The smallest in the FOMA series, the new model boasts a compact (98cc) and lightweight (109g) design that is on a par with 2G handsets. It also features an enhanced mail function and longer battery life.

The N2102V's enhanced Speed photo mail™ function allows users to simultaneously call and send mail with attached photos taken either on-the-spot or previously saved. When enabled, the function automatically displays the e-mail address link of the person being called.

Picture voice™ enables voice to be incorporated in still photos taken with the handset. Users can transmit such pictures as i-motion™ mail attachments.

The clamshell-design handset offers continuous stand-by times of approximately 270 hours static and 200 hours dynamic.

The N2102V is equipped with an outer CMOS camera (320,000 effective pixels) and inner CMOS camera (110,000 effective pixels). Each of these can capture standard still shots, take 10 continuous still shots and record up to 270 seconds worth of video clips. Furthermore, still shots extracted from either the 10-shot portfolio or from video clips can be attached to mail.

The outer camera comes with Access Reader for scanning and storing URLs, mail addresses and telephone numbers that appear in magazines and other printed materials.

The handset is the first FOMA phone to feature an outer color display. This 65,536-color, approx. 1-inch TFT display also functions as a handy viewfinder to facilitate picture taking.

The N2102V is compliant with DoCoMo's new FirstPass™ SSL client authentication service, using internet public key infrastructure (PKI) to ensure enhanced network security when making mobile payments and other e-commerce transactions over the FOMA network. (For more details on the FirstPass service, please refer to the press release issued on June 20, 2003, located on the company's website.)

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio compression provides CD-quality sound for applications such as DoCoMo's i-motion video clip service.

The FOMA N2102V will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset itself will be open (unfixed), and its standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adapter and desktop holder, will cost 4,400 yen*.

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

For further details, please refer to the attachment.


Main Specifications of FOMA N2102V
Body Colors Silver/Black, Light Silver and Blue
(Height x Width x Thickness)
Approx. 98 cc
(Approx. 104 x 50 x 25 mm: folded)
Weight Approx. 109 g
Continuous Stand-by Time Static: Approx. 270 hours
Dynamic: Approx. 200 hours
Continuous Talk Time Voice: Approx. 130 minutes
Videophone: Approx. 90 minutes
Displays Main: Approx. 2.2 inches
TFT LCD: 65,536 colors
Outer: Approx. 1.0 inches
TFT LCD: 65,536 colors
Camera effective resolution (pixels) Outer: Approx. 320,000
Inner: Approx. 110,000
Zoom Outer:
   CIF: total 1.6-fold in two stages
   Stand-by: total 2-fold in two stages
   Mail Large: total 3.3-fold in three stages
   Mail Small: total 5-fold in four stages
   Mail Large: total 2-fold in two stages
   Mail Small: total 2-fold in two stages
Continuous shooting function Small size format: 10 shots
Large size format: 8 shots
Image size VGA (640 x 480)
CIF (352 x 288)
Mail Large* (176 x 144)
Mail Small* (128 x 96)
Display (176 x 198)

Mail Large is QCIF
Mail Small is Sub QCIF
i-motion AMR speech codec and AAC audio compression
Neuropointer™ 360 degree pointer
(SSL client authentication service)
An enhanced network security service that is based on internet public key infrastructure (PKI) specifications
Neuropointer is a trademark of NEC Corporation.

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

FOMA, i-motion, and i-mode 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.
Speed photo mail and Picture voice are trademarks of NEC Corporation.
FirstPass is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

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