NTT DoCoMo to Market First 3G Smart-Card Handset F900iC

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TOKYO, JAPAN, August 4, 2004 ---NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will market the FOMA® "F900iC", which is the first 3G smart-card handset that is compatible with i-mode FeliCa Service for mobile wallet applications. Sales will begin on August 7, 2004.

DoCoMo's revolutionary new service and smart-card handsets may be used for a variety of unprecedented functions that were previously possible only with IC cards, including train travel, debit card (electronic money) and credit card-based withdrawals and transactions, and personal identification. Smart-card handsets users will be able to enjoy these i-mode FeliCa services at locations such as airports, cinemas and convenient stores.

F900iC is characterized by its high security functions. It can be locked using a password and sweep-type fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorized access to smart card functions and phone numbers. Furthermore a private or public phone can be pre-registered in the handset to enable remote locking of the smart card functions or the entire phone itself if the handset is lost or misplaced. In addition, enhanced privacy mode prevents third parties from activating i-appli™ applications required to use the i-mode FeliCa service.

The new handset is equipped with an auto focus CCD camera with 1.28 mega-pixel resolution and a 2.4-inch (QVGA) main LCD with 262,144-color TFT.

F900iC will go on sale at all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset will be open (unfixed), and the battery pack will cost 2,100 yen. The standard accessory pack includes a 16MB miniSD® memory card and adapter. An optional AC adaptor will cost 945 yen, and a desktop holder will cost 630 yen. These prices (all of which include tax) are for the Kanto-Koshinetsu area, and may be changed in other locations by DoCoMo's eight regional subsidiaries.

Please see the attachment for the handset's main specifications.

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Main Specifications of the F900iC

Size
Height x width x thickness (folded)
104 x 51 x 26 mm
Weight Approx. 128 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 450 hours (static), 340 hours (dynamic)
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 160 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 100 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4 inches (320 x 240 dots);
262,144 colors; QVGA; TFT
Sub LCD Approx. 1.1inches (96 x 72 dots);
4,096 colors; Organic EL
External Memory Device miniSD® Memory Card
Camera Outer: CCD camera
Effective resolution: 1.28 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 1.23 mega pixels

Inner: CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 110,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Colors Orange, Red, Purple Silver, Titan Black

Dynamic stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is in transit and remains closed within an area where reception is normal.
Static stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is motionless.
miniSD is a registered trademark of SD Association.



About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 48 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 41 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile internet service, 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 America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North 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.
i-appli is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.
FeliCa is a contactless IC chip technology developed by Sony Corporation.
FeliCa is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
miniSD is a registered trademark of SD Association.

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