NTT DoCoMo to Introduce FOMA CompactFlash Card

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TOKYO, JAPAN, November 25, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will market P2402, the first FOMA® CompactFlash™ card that will enable 3G videophone and other wireless data communications via PCs and PDAs such as DoCoMo's sigmarion® III, beginning November 28, 2003.

The new flash card will enable PDA users to begin enjoying FOMA services, as DoCoMo presently provides the PC typed FOMA card that is only applicable to PCs with PC card slots.

DoCoMo's new flash memory card will enable videophone calls* between PCs and such devices as FOMA handsets, Lookwalk® P751v PHS videophones, P-in Free™ series PHS data card-equipped devices and ISDN fixed line videophones. A PC equipped with videophone software** and a USB compatible web camera and headset are both necessary.

P2402 will offer high-speed packet transmissions of up to 384 kbps for downlinks and 64 kpbs for uplinks, as well as 64 kpbs for circuit-switched data transmissions.

The CompactFlash card is also compatible with PCs that do not have CF slots by using the standard accessory adopter for PC connections.
P2402 will be sold through all DoCoMo channels and the internet at http://www.foma-datacard.com (Japanese only). The website will begin accepting applications at 10:00 a.m. on November 28.

The terminal price including the standard accessory PC card adapter will be open (not fixed), and DoCoMo will sell the PC card adapter for 2,600 yen.

* Calls not possible to/from non-videophone devices.
** CODEC based software is provided by NTT DoCoMo in collaboration with Packet Video Corporation.

Please see the attachment for additional specifications.


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Main Specifications of P2402
Size (height x width x thickness) 5 mm (partially 9.5 mm) x 42.8 mm x 65mm
Weight Approx. 25 g
OS Windows® 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows CE 3.0, Windows CE .NET (Japanese version only, some devices are excluded). Applicable PDAs will be announced later.
Data transmission speed Packet communication: uplink at 64 kbps / downlink at max. 384 kbps
64K data communication: uplink and downlink at 64 kbps
Videophone: uplink and downlink either at 32 or 64 kbps
Power DC 3.3 V / 5.0 V
(supplied from PC or PDA card slots)
Power consumption During connection (max.): approx. 2.0 W
During communication (average): approx. 1.0 W
Standby (normal mode): approx. 60mW

(value may vary depending on usage conditions)
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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 40 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.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
Sigmarion, Lookwalk and P-in Free are registered trademarks or trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc in Japan.
CompactFlash is a trademark of Sun Disk Corporation.

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