NTT DOCOMO Develops Solar-powered Handset

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TOKYO, JAPAN, July 15, 2009 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today its development of the SOLAR HYBRID (docomo STYLE series™ SH-08A), a solar-powered, waterproof mobile phone that will go on sale at all DOCOMO sales channels in Japan from September.

The SOLAR HYBRID can be recharged with sunlight as well as electricity. Even if the battery has completely lost its charge, just 10 minutes of solar recharging via a panel on the phone's body provides approximately one minute of talk time.

The handset comes with an 8-megapixel CCD camera that takes excellent photographs even dim lighting or when objects are moving.

The SOLAR HYBRID's waterproof body, resistant to water sprays from all directions and submergible to depths up to one meter (IPX5*/IPX7**), enables safe, carefree enjoyment of mobile communication and entertainment in the bath, kitchen, beach, rain or other environments where water is present.

The SOLAR HYBRID will be exhibited at the DOCOMO booth at Wireless Japan 2009, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from July 22 to 24.

*Water sprayed from 6.3 mm diameter nozzle from 2.5-3 meters (12.5 liters/min.) for 3 minutes.

**Immersion in water at depth of 1 m for 30 minutes.

(Attachment) docomo STYLE series™ SH-08A: Main Specifications

(Attachment) docomo STYLE series™ SH-08A: Selected Services and Features



NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 54 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 49 million using FOMA™, the world's original 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. As a leader in the development of cutting-edge mobile technologies, DOCOMO is continually expanding the role of mobile phones as versatile and highly personalized "lifestyle tools" for everyday life, including with a wide range of innovative services for mobile payments, GPS, mobile TV, multimedia content and much more. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

docomo STYLE series, FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.
SOLAR HYBRID and the SOLAR HYBRID logo are trademarks of Sharp Corporation.
NTT DOCOMO's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.

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