DoCoMo unveils 1st devices, Sharp smartphone & NEC tablet, for new V-High multimedia broadcast service: http://bit.ly/zrqEJR
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today two Android-compatible mobile devices, the “docomo NEXT series AQUOS PHONE™ SH-06D” smartphone and the “docomo Tablet MEDIAS TAB N-06D,” Japan’s first devices compatible with V-High multimedia broadcasting service. The smartphone and tablet will be sold in Japan only from March and April respectively.
Users of the two devices will be able to watch mmbi, Inc.’s “NOTTV,” a mobile multimedia broadcasting station that will begin operating on April 1.*
The waterproof SH-06D smartphone features a 4.5-inch high-definition glass-less 3D display with a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU. It comes with a tabletop holder equipped with a built-in antenna that enables viewing of multimedia broadcasts while the smartphone is charging in the holder. The SH-06D smartphone is compatible with DOCOMO’s Osaifu-Keitai mobile-wallet services and can receive existing “one-seg” mobile TV.
The N-06D tablet, the world’s thinnest** (9.9 mm) waterproof tablet, is compatible with DOCOMO’s “Xi” LTE service. It boasts a large 7-inch WXGA high-definition display, weighs just 350 grams and is equipped with high-quality audio speakers. It also runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU and is compatible with both Osaifu-Keitai and one-seg services.
*The basic service fee for NOTTV will be 420 yen/month. For information on the broadcasting coverage area, visit www.nottv.jp (Japanese only)
**Among waterproof handsets with displays measuring at least 5 inches as of February 15, 2012, according to NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.