NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the FOMA N2701, the first dual-network handset that works both with DoCoMo’s 2G and 3G networks. The N2701 goes on sale nationwide on June 11, 2003.
The phone can be set to operate exclusively in 2G or 3G mode, or set to switch automatically between the two networks according to available signal strength. Currently, the FOMA network area extends to approximately 91% of Japan, while the mova 2G network covers approx. 100 % of the nation. As the dual handset realizes a vast service area, FOMA users can be assured of nationwide access, including such vicinities as mountainous regions.
The FOMA N2701 is a multitasking handset, meaning that the user can perform multiple tasks simultaneously, such as talk on the phone while downloading a file or browsing the web.
With DoCoMo’s i-motion(TM) mail service, the FOMA N2701 can e-mail standard video clips of up to approximately 15 seconds (100 KB). Clips can be created with either of the unit’s two built-in cameras, or downloaded from sites. The phone shoots video at up to 15 frames/second.
The N2701 has a 310,000-pixel CMOS outer camera on its side and a 100,000-pixel CMOS inner camera above the 2.2-inch, 65,536-color TFD screen. Twin “photo lights” (not strobes) are provided for shooting in dark situations.
The FOMA N2701 will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset itself will be open (unfixed), and its standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adapter and desktop holder, will cost 4,400 yen. This price applies to the area covered by NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and may vary according to region.
Main Specifications of FOMA N2701
Height x width x thickness (folded) 104 x 51 x 28 mm Weight Approx. 130 g Continuous talk time FOMA (3G): Approx. 130 minutes mova (2G): Approx. 120 minutes Continuous stand-by time FOMA (3G): Approx. 230 hours (static) Approx. 170 hours (dynamic) mova (2G): Approx. 270 hours Data transmission speed Packet: Max. 384 Kbps (receive) Max. 64 Kbps (send) Circuit Switched: 64 Kbps Body color Gray or Pink Display 2.2-inch 65,536 color TFD screen Built-in CMOS cameras Outer: Approx. 310,000 effective pixels Inner: Approx. 100,000 effective pixels Neuropointer(TM) (pointing device) 360-degree movement Video clips Size: Max. 176 (w) x 144 (h) pixels Min. 128 (w) x 96 (h) pixels Archived i-appli(TM) Content: up to 30 KB Applications: up to 200 KB (Stored applications can be used as stand-by screens) i-motion Mobile MP4 format Files up to 300 KB Replay possible during downloads Images with text Neuropointer is the trademark of NEC Corporation.
i-appli is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 44 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode(R), the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 35 million subscribers, and FOMA(R), launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (TSE: 9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.For further information, please visit the NTT DoCoMo home page at: www.nttdocomo.com/top.shtml
Contact NTT DoCoMoInternational PR, Public Relations Departmentpress_dcm@nttdocomo.com+81 3 5156 1366 May. 28, 2003, 11:47 (JST)
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