NTT DoCoMo Develops 3G FOMA SIMPURE Series of Basic Handsets

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- Compatible with WORLD WING Global Roaming Service -

TOKYO, JAPAN, March 6, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they have developed the third-generation (3G) FOMA™ SIMPURE™ series of basic and compact handsets for people who do not require highly sophisticated functions.

The series has two models, SIMPURE L, supplied by LG Electronics, is equipped with a 1.3-megapixel camera despite its compact size and SIMPURE N, supplied by NEC, is the smallest (as of March 6, 2006) of all 3G FOMA handsets at 92 x 44 x 19.2 mm.

DoCoMo is also positioning the SIMPURE series for second handsets used during international travel. SIMPURE models are compatible with DoCoMo's WORLD WING™ roaming service for voice calls, i-mode, short messaging service (SMS), e-mail and videophone outside Japan with the same phone number and e-mail address used in Japan. The models work on W-CDMA, GSM and GPRS (packet data only) networks.

SIMPURE is a combination of the words SIMPLE and PURE.

Please refer to the attachment for details of the handsets.


About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 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 45 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, North America and Asia, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

FOMA, SIMPURE, i-mode and WORLD WING are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.





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