TOKYO, JAPAN, October 10, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight subsidiaries announced today that they will introduce software renewal systems allowing users of mova® and FOMA® handsets to access DoCoMo server and download new software for upgrades using their own handsets, beginning October 17, 2003.
The system will enable users to update software to deal with glitches, without visiting DoCoMo shops. In future, DoCoMo will also consider applying the new system to enhance software capabilities of handsets.
The new system is applicable only to DoCoMo's latest i-mode handset, the mova 252i series, which is already being marketed. In future, all new handsets for mova and FOMA are scheduled to be equipped with the system. Downloading new software will be free of charge.
In line with official requirements, DoCoMo has notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of the new system.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 47 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 39 million subscribers, and FOMA®, 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 www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english
i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
FOMA is only available for subscribers in Japan.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.