NTT DoCoMo Develops FOMA M2501 HIGH-SPEED Data Card

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TOKYO, JAPAN, May 11, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the development of the FOMATM M2501 HIGH-SPEED PCMCIA Type II data card for speedy mobile packet transmissions with PCs.

Downlink speeds of up to 3.6Mbps are available in new HSDPA service areas ("FOMA HIGH-SPEED Areas") in Japan. The card works on W-CDMA, GSM and GPRS networks. Packet communications roaming is possible in 69 countries/regions and voice roaming in 132 countries/regions (end April 2006). Voice and videophone calls can be made with a PC (requires installing dedicated software, optional earphone/microphone, and web camera).

Main Specifications
Height x Width x Thickness 130 x 54 x 5.2mm (partly 18mm)
Weight Approx. 75 grams
Transmission speeds Packet communication FOMA HIGH-SPEED Area Uplinks at max. 384kbps
Downlinks at max. 3.6Mbps
FOMA service area Uplinks and downlinks at max. 384kbps
64k data communication Uplinks and downlinks at max. 64kbps
Videophone Uplinks and downlinks at max. 64kbps
Compliant operating systems (Japanese versions only) Windows® XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows 2000 Professional
Service areas (in Japan) FOMA service area, FOMA Plus-Area, FOMA HIGH-SPEED Area
Power Supply 5.0V (supplied from PC card slot)

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 51 million subscribers, including an unmatched 24 million people subscribing to FOMATM, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-modeTM, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 46 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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.
Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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