NTT DoCoMo to Launch Three New Models in mova 505iS Series

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TOKYO, JAPAN, December 9, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced the coming release of three new handsets in the 2G mova® 505iS series: the SO505iS, a mega-pixel camera phone equipped to play extended-length video files; the N505iS, the first NEC-made camera phone in the mova lineup with 1.3 mega-pixel resolution; and the SH505iS, which comes with a 2.02 mega-pixel, auto-focus camera. The N505iS will be released on December 10, 2003 and the SO505iS and SH505iS will be released on December 12, 2003.

With the releases, the mova 505iS series will comprise five i-mode®-capable mobile phones equipped with mega-pixel cameras and other advanced features.

SO505iS

The SO505iS comes with a CCD camera that offers an effective resolution of 1.3 mega pixels and a recorded resolution of 1.23 mega pixels. Photos are SXGA compatible. Still photography is enhanced with 25-step, 16x zoom.

The handset's monitor is a 2.3-inch, 262,144-color TFT LCD.

A preinstalled video player, called Mobile Movie™, plays content that has been saved with a digital video device, such as a computer or DVD, onto a Memory Stick Duo™. Using a 16-MB Memory Stick Duo, approximately 15 minutes of video can be viewed in the extended-play mode.

The SO505iS, which also functions as a portable audio device, has a built-in audio player to listen to music that has been saved with a PC or DVD onto a Memory Stick Duo.

An exclusive "Disc Jock" cursor-control roll bar enables extra-quick scrolling.

N505iS

The N505iS comes with a camera offering 1.3 mega-pixel effective resolution and recorded resolution of approximately 1.23 mega pixels. Photos are SXGA compatible and enhanced with 25-step, 6x digital zoom.

The handset's monitor is a 2.4-inch, 262,144-color TFT LCD.

A Twin Window™ feature allows the screen to be split into two windows. The user can, for example, compose an e-mail in one window while viewing a i-mode sites in the second window.

An audio read-out feature enables users to listen to a computer-generated voice read their i-mode and chat mail messages.

Bundled software enables the user to modify portraits taken the camera phone. Facial expressions can be modified to communicate emotions such as happiness, sadness or anger. In addition, the photos — as well as downloaded images — can replace standard emoticons used in chat mail.

The N505iS is equipped with an audio recording/playback feature to store and listen to approximately five hours of music using a 16-MB mini SD™ memory card.

SH505iS

The SH505iS camera offers an effective resolution of 2.02 mega pixels and a recorded resolution of 2.0 mega pixels (photos with maximum 1,224 x 1,632 pixels). Still photography is enhanced with 25-step, 20x zoom.

Auto focus works in four modes: normal, close-up, self-portrait and landscape. Focus lock enables subjects to be kept in focus even when placed off-center in the photo. This is DoCoMo's second 2G camera phone equipped with auto focus. The P505iS, the world's first auto-focus 2G phone, was released on November 12, 2003.

The camera takes up to 18 consecutive shots in the default format, nine consecutive shots with modified color tone / brightness, or five consecutive shots with superimposed frames.

The phone's main screen is a 2.4-inch, 262,144-color CGS QVGA LCD and the sub-display is a 1.2-inch 65, 536-color TFT LCD. The phone's operation menu and incoming e-mails can with viewed on the sub-display. The sub-display can also be used while the handset is closed to send e-mail messages (drafts) stored in the phone.

The phone comes with a scheduler that files information by various categories, such as name and content. In previous models, scheduled information was accessed by navigating through several screens, but the SH505iS scheduler has a convenient standby screen for inputting dates to retrieve information quickly.

The new models will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handsets will be open (unfixed). Optional accessory kits for the N505iS, and the SH505iS, including battery pack, AC adaptor, desktop holder and 16-MB mini SD memory card, will cost 5,500 yen. The SO505iS optional accessory kit, which also costs 5,500 yen, comes with a 16-MB Memory stick Duo*.

* These prices apply to the Kanto-Koushinetsu region. Prices may vary in the regional markets of the eight subsidiary companies.


Please see the attachment for additional specifications on the models.


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Main Specifications of S0505iS
Size when folded (H x W x T) Approx. 110 x 51 x 25 mm
Weight Approx. 133 grams
Continuous stand-by time Approx. 460 hours
Continuous talk time Approx. 140 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.3-inches (240 x 320 dots),
262,144 colors, TFT
Sub LCD Not included
Data transmission speeds Receiving: Max. 28.8 Kbps
Sending: Max. 9.6 Kbps
Colors Mandarin orange, Honey beige, Patina black
SO505iS

Main Specifications of N505iS
Size when folded (H x W x T) Approx. 99 x 50 x 25 mm
Weight Approx. 117 grams
Continuous stand-by time Approx. 350 hours
Continuous talk time Approx. 150 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4 inches (240 x 320 dots),
262,144 colors, TFT
Sub LCD 1.1 inches (120 x 160 dots),
65,536 colors, TFT
Data transmission speeds Receiving: Max. 28.8 Kbps
Sending: Max. 9.6 Kbps
Colors Quartz Silver, Nocturne Black, Claret Pink
N505is

Main Specifications of SH505iS
Size when folded (H x W x T) Approx. 102 x 50 x 24 mm
Weight Approx. 123grams
Continuous stand-by time Approx. 300 hours
Continuous talk time Approx. 130 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4-inches, (240 x 320 dots),
262,144 colors, CGS
Sub LCD Approx. 1.2-inches, (160 x 120 dots),
65,536 colors, TFT
Data transmission speeds Receiving: Max. 28.8 Kbps
Sending: Max. 9.6 Kbps
Colors Aquarius Blue, Signas Silver, Space Black
SH505iS


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.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
mini SD is a trademark of SD Association.
Memory Stick Duo and Mobile Movie are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Twin Window is a trademark of NEC Corporation.

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