July 4, 2013
NTT DOCOMO Unveils XperiaTM Smartphone Featuring Singing Synthesizer Humanoid
TOKYO, JAPAN, July 4, 2013 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today its development of a new XperiaTM smartphone featuring Hatsune Miku, a popular humanoid based on the singing voice synthesizer Vocaloid. The "XperiaTM feat. HATSUNE MIKU SO-04E," developed in collaboration with Hatsune Miku developer Crypton Future Media, INC., is limited to 39,000 units and will go on sale in the Japanese market in late September.
The model's "Miku color" body is decorated with graphics featuring the Hatsune Miku character. The phone is installed with exclusive content, such as Hatsune Miku wallpapers and an original widget for listening to Hatsune Miku music developed by various creators. A matching "Miku color" NFC-compatible Bluetooth® wireless headset is included.
In a pre-launch campaign from today to July 31, consumers are being asked to submit music clips for use as ringtones or application alerts and Hatsune Miku illustrations for use as phone content. Details are available at (Page will open in a new window.)http://dx39.net (Japanese only). Selected submissions will be posted on the site and made available for download into the phone.
DOCOMO will start accepting preorders for the model from late August online and from early September at docomo Shops.
- This device is under development, and the specifications are subject to change.
- Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
- Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 61 million mobile 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 DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.
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