DoCoMo just announced they will begin marketing the F903iBSC, by Fujitsu, business-use to enable companies to address security issues such as information leaks and non-work-related use of corporate phones. Security is enhanced by a tool that automatically locks all functions when the handset is shut. Unlocking can be handled with biometric fingerprint authorization or a password. DoCoMo will market this new 3G FOMA handset in Japan from March 19 exclusively through corporate business divisions, and will not be available at DoCoMo shops.
According to the press release:
“To avoid information leakage, the handset’s camera, external memory, USB and infrared ports, and the Osaifu-Keitai e-wallet service are not available.” While it says services will not be available.. looking at the image supplied it seems there is no camera and one would guess there is no sense in having the cost of a disabled FeliCa (e-wallet) chip on-board either.
Otherwise as noted:
Functions such as phonebook, e-mail, scheduler, data box, call records and screen memos can be reset remotely by DoCoMo at the request of the customer if a handset is lost. This service requires an optional subscription, and will be made available from April. To focus the handset on business use, the F903iBSC does not contain a music player or preinstalled i-appli Java-based applications. The handset’s main specifications [.pdf]