DOCOMO to Launch Xperia Handset in Japanese Market

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TOKYO, JAPAN, January 21, 2010 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. today unveiled its docomo Smartphone Xperia™, manufactured by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and known as the Xperia™ X10 in markets outside Japan, which is scheduled to go on sale in Japan this April.

Built on the open Android operating system and powered by a fast 1GHz CPU, the docomo Smartphone Xperia™ with 4.0-inch touchscreen is a brand-new entertainment machine for enjoying intelligent mobile communication, web browsing, music and other media (see attachment).

The docomo Smartphone Xperia™ features Mediascape, a Sony Ericsson signature application for intuitive organization of music, photos and videos. If the new "infinite button" is pressed while playing a song, Mediascape searches for all content related to the artist across a broad range of media, both in-phone and online, such as music, videos and information.

Another signature Sony Ericsson application, Timescape™, intuitively organizes communication histories with each individual and provides quick mobile access to the user's favorite means of communication. When the "infinite button" is pressed, Timescape™ presents one convenient view of all interactions with an individual, such as voice, e-mail (configuration required), Twitter™, Facebook™ and mixi™, a popular social network service in Japan. The phonebook also synchronizes with postings on Twitter and Facebook.

The docomo Smartphone Xperia™ is compatible with FOMA™ HIGH-SPEED, DOCOMO's HSUPA/HSDPA data-communication service for extra-fast 2.0 Mbps uplinks and 7.2 Mbps downlinks (theoretical maximums). It also is equipped for Wi-Fi®, uploading videos and photos to YouTube™ and Picasa™, and downloading applications from Android Market™, allowing users to co-create an experience that is entirely unique to them. Google services such as Google search, Google Maps™ and Gmail™ are preloaded.

The docomo Smartphone Xperia™ comes with POBox™ Touch 1.0, Sony Ericsson's unique predictive text-input system for Japanese and English. The phone intelligently predicts words and then highlights the next key for quicker, easier input.

The docomo Smartphone Xperia™ intelligently recognizes up to five faces from photos stored in the phonebook and automatically tags faces in photos taken with the handset's 8.1-megapixel camera. The user can make phone calls or send emails to an individual by simply touching their tag in a photo.

Coinciding with the docomo Smartphone Xperia™ launch, "docomo market" will start up as a new mobile web portal for smartphone users. The portal will introduce recommended content and applications, including original offerings from DOCOMO, to help smartphone users in Japan discover new mobile experiences.

docomo Smartphone Xperia™

docomo Smartphone Xperia™

NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 55 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 52 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

FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.
FOMA service is only available in Japan.
Xperia and Timescape are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.
Google, YouTube, Picasa, Android Market , Google Maps and Gmail are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
Twitter is a trademark of Twitter, Inc.
Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
mixi is a registered trademark of mixi, Inc.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
POBox is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
POBox is a technology co-developed by Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.

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