DoCoMo to Develop Operator Pack for FOMA Handsets

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TOKYO, JAPAN, April 21, 2008 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today announced that it will develop an operator pack for FOMA™ 3G handsets compatible with specifications established by the LiMo Foundation™. DoCoMo expects to begin introducing handsets equipped with the operator pack in the second half of 2009.

The pack will contain a suite of Linux® operating system-based software applications that implement i-mode™, i-appli™ and other unique DoCoMo services. It will make use of existing assets developed by DoCoMo, including application software and MOAP™ (Mobilephone Oriented Application Platform) middleware now used in selected DoCoMo handsets. The new operator pack will incorporate elements of a Linux-version MOAP that DoCoMo has developed with NEC Corporation and Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.

The adoption of an operator pack and global software platform developed with ACCESS CO., LTD. will enable Japanese makers to market their phones overseas, as well as leverage on their respective strengths to produce distinctive products that satisfy diverse customer needs.

The operator pack will be compliant with specifications established by the LiMo Foundation, a global consortium of industry leaders delivering an open Linux-based software platform for mobile phones. DoCoMo is actively involved with the LiMo Foundation.

DoCoMo is also planning to develop an operator pack based on the Symbian™ mobile software platform.

Conceptual Image of New Operator Pack

Conceptual Image of New Operator Pack

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves over 53 million customers, including 44 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 48 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 www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.

i-mode, i-appli and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
MOAP is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the USA and other countries.
LiMo and LiMo Foundation are trademarks or registered trademarks in the USA and other countries.
ACCESS is a trademark or registered trademark of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries.
Symbian OS and other associated Symbian marks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symbian Software Ltd.
All other products and services in the statements are the property of their respective owners.

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