TOKYO, JAPAN, October 18, 2011 ---
DOCOMO’s new smartphone lineup meets a broad range of needs for users in Japan:
- Smartphones for DOCOMO’s extra-high-speed next-generation LTE service, Xi
(read “Crossy”), for mobile data communication at up to 75 Mbps (4 models).
- Smartphones equipped for mobile-wallet
(Osaifu-Keitai™), infrared-based data exchange, one-seg mobile TVand tethering (9 models).
- Enhanced features for smartphones, such as dual-core CPUs
(7 models), large HD-quality liquid crystal screens and high-spec cameras.
- Wide range of smartphone designs and colors, including two collaboration models.
- All smartphones equipped for Area Mail™ transmissions of Earthquake Early Warnings from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
DOCOMO also announced today the mid-November launches of two all-new services for smartphones, “dmenu™” and “dmarket™.” The dmenu portal site will provide a wide range of apps and other content from diverse providers, as well as enriched versions of DOCOMO’s popular i-mode™ content, optimized for easy-to-use smartphone interfaces. The new dmarket content store will offer a wealth of other content, including movies, music, e-books and Android™ applications. DOCOMO’s new smartphones also will have access to a variety of other DOCOMO services, such as i-concier™ for push-based concierge-like personal assistance.
The new models include 8 sophisticated feature phones, all compatible with the i-mode mobile Internet platform. The lineup boasts a distinctive collaboration model and several models equipped for convenient wireless charging. All models are compatible with “docomo Palette UI” for easy sorting, searching and managing of stored content.
In conjunction with the unprecedented scale of this launch, DOCOMO has reorganized its lineup into five categories:
- docomo with series (smartphones)
Friendly smartphones with fashionable designs and loaded with handy features to make mobile life easier and more fun
- docomo NEXT series (smartphones)
Sophisticated, high-spec smartphones, including for LTE, that empower users to maximize the potential of mobile digital life
- docomo Tablet
World-class tablets featuring excellent operability and customized for DOCOMO’s many unique mobile services
- docomo STYLE series (feature phones)
Advanced feature phones with chic designs and fully equipped for video, games and other rich mobile entertainment
- docomo Raku-Raku PHONE series (feature phones)
Highly user-friendly mobile phones with great basic features suitable for all ages
The new models and their planned launches are as follows:
docomo with series (7 smartphones)
|November or December||Elegant smartphone adorned with jewelry motif. Comes with a stylus pen to create cute handwritten diaries/memos. Equipped for wireless battery charging.|
|F-03D Girls’||January or February||Smartphone designed with Popteen magazine. Features for teenage girls include photo editor for shots taken with 1.3- megapixel inner camera and mirror to check appearance.|
|November or December||Photo-friendly smartphone with advanced features, such as landscape/portrait auto selection. Handy organizer simplifies selection of photos for uploading to social network sites.|
|November or December||Waterproof smartphone with 4.5-inch ultra-HD LCD and fast-action features. 12.1-megapixel camera with anti-shake takes beautiful stills and video.|
|AQUOS PHONE™ slider
|December||Waterproof, slider smartphone with 10-button physical keypad as well as touch-screen soft keys for typing flexibility. Equipped for wireless battery charging.|
|P-01D||November||Compact, friendly smartphone with soft edges fits comfortably in palm. Hard keys are simple and easy to use. On-screen icons can be resized as desired. Comes in four color variations.|
|February||First smartphone designed with Q-pot chocolate motif. Original CHOCOBED™ battery charger resembles a piece of tasty chocolate encased in acrylic. Limited production (30,000 units).|
|November||Smartphone for great visual entertainment, combining Toshiba’s image-processing and Fujitsu’s human-centric technologies. First DOCOMO smartphone with fingerprint sensor.|
docomo NEXT series (7 smartphones)
|ARROWS X LTE
|December||Full-feature, high-spec, waterproof model equipped for Xi, mobile wallet, one-seg mobile TV and infrared data exchange.|
|GALAXY S II LTE
|November or December||Xi smartphone with 4.5-inch organic EL “SUPER AMOLED Plus” display. Boasts powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU.|
|February||Waterproof/ dustproof Xi smartphone with dual-core CPU. Equipped for mobile wallet functions, one-seg mobile TV, infrared data exchange and auto-synchronization (call/email alerts, etc.) with G-SHOCK wristwatches via Bluetooth®.|
|December||High-spec Xi smartphone with 4.5-inch HD IPS display. Comes with one-seg mobile TV and mobile wallet functions.|
|January||Slim, lightweight smartphone measuring just 6.9 mm and weighing only 109 grams. Slim, strong body featuring NEW AMOLED display with tough Gorilla Glass™ covering.|
|February or March||Featuring touchscreen and preinstalled with new BlackBerry OS 7.0® for faster, richer web browsing and enhanced usability.|
|November or December||Waterproof smartphone with 1,700 mAh high-capacity battery. High-sensitivity touchscreen for easy operation. Equipped for wireless battery charging.|
docomo Tablet (1 model)
|GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus SC-02D||December||Highly portable 7.0-inch tablet is just 10.0 mm thin and weighs only 345 g. Installed with 1.2 GHz dual core CPU.|
docomo STYLE series (8 feature phones)
|F-02D||November||All-in-one high-spec waterproof feature phone with Art Movie mode. Smart design facilitates quick, smooth operation.|
|SH-03D||December||Waterproof AQUOS SHOT™ feature phone with 16.1- megapixel CCD camera. Max. screen brightness with one push.|
|F-04D||November||Slim feature phone with powerful CPU. Super-tough body has carbon fiber/titanium front and scratch-resistant coating in back.|
|N-02D||December||Elegant dustproof/waterproof feature phone. Measures just 12.9 mm and equipped with touch panel and 16.3-megapixel CMOS camera.|
|N-03D||December||Compact dustproof/waterproof feature phone with stylish cover and long-life battery. 8.1-megapixel camera that launches instantaneously and captures and stores picture rapidly.|
|P-03D||November or December||Compact waterproof feature phone with 3.4-inch TFT LCD and 13.2- megapixel outer and 1.3-megapixel inner cameras.|
|F-06D||December||Waterproof, fast-action feature phone. Handy camera functions and smart browser. Comes with built-in security alarm.|
|F-06D Girls’||January or February||Cute feature phone designed with “nicola” magazine. Loads of original content. 1.3-megapixel inner camera optimized for beautiful self portraits.|
|SH-05D||February or March||Waterproof feature phone with 1,150 mAh large battery. Equipped for wireless battery charging.|
Photo Panel (1 model)
|Photo Panel 04||March||Stylish digital photo frame sends/receives stills/videos via DOCOMO’s 3G Otayori Photo Service. Energy-saving motion sensor. Works with Area Mail for Earthquake Early Warnings.|
For handset images, please visit http://www.docomopress.net/
- About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMOis a world-leading mobile operator and growing provider of comprehensive services centered on mobility. The company serves over 58 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMOis listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english for more information.
The handsets are under development, and the specifications are subject to change.
Otayori Photo Panel requires subscription to Otayori Photo Service billing plan. Photos and videos (up to 5 MB) can be emailed from a maximum of 23 preregistered users.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
IPS is a registered trademark of Hitachi Displays, Ltd. in Japan.
ARROWS is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited.
MEDIAS is a trademark of NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc.
Gorilla Glass is a trademark of Corning, Inc.
BlackBerry, related trademarks and names are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited.
Q-pot. is a trademark of Gramme Co.
LUMIX Phone is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
AQUOS PHONE and AQUOS SHOT are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sharp Corporation.
REGZA Phone is a trademark of TOSHIBA CORPORATION.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.