KDDI, Okinawa Cellular and Navitime Corporation are pleased to announce that they will launch ‘EZ Navi Walk’ at the end of October 2003. EZ Navi Walk is a full-scale navigation service for pedestrians that makes use of location information from GPS satellites. EZ Navi Walk has been developed from EZ Navi, and allows users to quickly measure the location of a mobile phone through GPS positioning enabling real time continuous display of their location. The service is equipped with voice guidance and other functions that can navigate users to their destinations.
In addition the service has a re-route function in case a user takes a wrong turn outside the scope of the searched route. All of the functions are very user-friendly. Furthermore KDDI and Okinawa Cellular will release a new lineup of five 3G mobile phone handsets (CDMA 1x) from the end of October, which support EZ Navi Walk. The handset models include the A5503SA (made by Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.), the industry’s first mobile phone with an FM radio tuner; the A5403CA (Casio Computer, Co. Ltd.) that is equipped with the industry’s top class 2 mega-pixel CCD camera, and the A5404S (made by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.) that is able to replay video-recorded TV programs amongst other functions.
Main Features per Mobile Phone
A5501T (Toshiba Corporation) Supports EZ Navi Walk World’s first handset that supports Photo Movie Mega pixel CCD camera and 2.2 inch QVGA LCD TVA5502K (Kyocera Corporation) Supports EZ Navi Walk (and electronic compass) Industry’s top level 2.4 inch QVGA LCD Twin camera, a mega pixel and 110,000 pixel CCD cameras that can turn Equipped with a full-fledged Xenon flash A5503SA (Sanyo Electric) Supports EZ Navi Walk First mobile phone equipped with an FM radio tuner 2.2 inch QVGA LCD & 1.5 inch sized main display and sub displays A5403CA (Casio Computer) Industry’s top class 2 mega-pixel CCD camera Auto focus functionality 2.2 inch QVGA LCD A5404S (Sony Ericsson) Able to record TV programs and replay them 1.3 mega-pixel CCD camera and 2.3 inch QVGA LCD Full technical specifications and samples can be seen at www.kddi.com/english/corporate/news_release/2003/index.html