TOKYO, JAPAN, June 24, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the release of N506i, the latest model in the 2G i-mode® compatible mova® 506i series, which will be marketed beginning June 26, 2004.
The N506i includes a unique 180-degree TFT screen
Additional functions include hands-free e-mail "read-aloud" capability that may be controlled by a pre-registered voice, and an access reader® that allows storage of information from business cards written in Japanese to the phone's address book, as well as dictionary searches for unfamiliar words. The model also features a 2.4 inch QVGAPLUS™ LCD display (345 x 240 dots) that surpasses the QVGA LCD (320 x 240 dots).
The main characteristics of the 506i series include:
- Cameras that have effective resolutions of more than one mega-pixel
- Infrared ports for exchanging data and photos with compatible handsets, authentication, cashless payments and remote-control operation of appliances
- Ability to read JAN Code and QR Code®, which enables easy retrieval of data from printed materials, copying information to the phone's address book and saving items such as text, pictures and melodies
- i-appli™ DX for extended Java-enabled content, enhanced customization of the phone's address book and exchange of data using i-appli applications and i-mode mail
The N506i will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels on June 26. The price of the handset will be open (unfixed). The standard accessory kit, which includes a battery pack, AC adapter, desktop holder, 16MB mini SD™ memory card and adaptor, will cost 3,675 yen. An optional AV output cable cost 787 yen. These accessory prices apply to the Kanto-Koshinetsu area, and may be changed in other locations by DoCoMo's eight regional subsidiaries.
Please see the attachment for the main specifications of the model.
Main Specifications of N506i
Height x width x thickness (folded)
|104 x 49 x 24 mm|
|Continuous Stand-by Time||420 hours|
|Continuous Talk Time||150 minutes|
|Main LCD||2.4 inches (345 x 240 dots), 262,144 colors, QVGAPLUS TFT|
|External Memory Device||mini SD™ memory card|
|Camera||Effective resolution: 1.3 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 1.23 mega pixels
|Colors||Lupine Pink, Iris Blue, Chamomile White|
About NTT DoCoMo
i-mode, FOMA, and i-appli are trademarks or registered trademarks of
mova and i-appli are registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
Reverse style is a trademark of NEC Corporation in Japan.
Shuttlekey is a trademark of NEC Corporation in Japan.
QVGAPLUS is a trademark of NEC Corporation in Japan.
Access reader is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation in Japan.
QR code is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo,Inc.
Mini SD Card is a trademark of the SD Association.
N506i Chamomile White