NEC Corporation today announced, through its subsidiary NEC America, a leading provider of innovative communications products, solutions and services, the launch of its 515 High Definition Mobile+ (HDM) handset to be sold through AT&T Wireless retail outlets. This exclusive relationship offers the benefit of AT&T Wireless’ powerful network combined with NEC’s global experience in handset development and manufacturing. Available to U.S. consumers on July 28, the 515 HDM will serve as a premiere gaming handset delivering both enhanced game play capabilities and multimedia messaging.
The NEC America-AT&T Wireless arrangement is a natural extension of NEC’s strong relationship with NTT DoCoMo, Inc., a key shareholder of AT&T Wireless. Building on NEC’s use of NTT DoCoMo’s advanced i-mode(TM) mobile internet technologies in Japan and Europe, NEC America in conjunction with AT&T Wireless will provide U.S. consumers with innovative technologies.