NTT DoCoMo Unveils Secure 3G FOMA F903iBSC Handset for Business Use

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 14, 2007 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that this month they will begin marketing the 3G FOMA™ F903iBSC business-use handset to enable companies to address security issues such as information leaks and non-work-related use of corporate phones.

To avoid information leakage, the handset's camera, external memory, USB and infrared ports, and the Osaifu-Keitai™ e-wallet service are not available. In addition, the phonebook is limited to 101 entries.

Functions such as phonebook, e-mail, scheduler, data box, call records and screen memos can be reset remotely by DoCoMo at the request of the customer if a handset is lost. This service requires an optional subscription, and will be made available from April.

Security is further enhanced by a tool that automatically locks all functions when the handset is shut. Unlocking can be handled with biometric fingerprint authorization or a password.

To focus the handset on business use, the F903iBSC does not contain a music player or preinstalled i-appli™ Java®-based applications.

DoCoMo will market the handset in Japan from March 19. The F903iBSC will be sold exclusively through DoCoMo's corporate business divisions, and will not be available at DoCoMo shops.

The handset's main specifications are provided in the attachment.

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About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 52 million customers, including 33 million people subscribing to FOMA™, 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-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 47 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, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.

i-mode, FOMA, Osaifu-Keitai and i-appli 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.
"Osaifu-Keitai" refers to mobile phones equipped with a contactless IC card for useful online functions/services such as electronic money, credit card payments, electronic ticketing, memberships, and more.
Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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