DoCoMo to Market New Compact, Lightweight FOMA Videophone
NTT DoCoMo and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced that they will begin marketing the 3G N2102V videophone from July 18, 2003. The smallest in the FOMA series, the new model boasts a compact and lightweight (109g) design that is on a par with 2G handsets. It also features an enhanced mail function and longer battery life. The N2102V’s enhanced Speed photo mail function allows users to simultaneously call and send mail with attached photos taken either on-the-spot or previously saved. When enabled, the function automatically displays the e-mail address link of the person being called.
Picture voice enables voice to be incorporated in still photos taken with the handset. Users can transmit such pictures as i-motion mail attachments.
The clamshell-design handset offers continuous stand-by times of approximately 270 hoursstatic and 200 hours dynamic.
The N2102V is equipped with an outer CMOS camera (320,000 effective pixels) and inner CMOScamera (110,000 effective pixels). Each of these can capture standard still shots, take 10 continuous still shots and record up to 270 seconds worth of video clips. Furthermore, still shots extracted from either the 10-shot portfolio or from video clips can be attached to mail.
The outer camera comes with Access Reader for scanning and storing URLs, mail addresses and telephone numbers that appear in magazines and other printed materials.
The handset is the first FOMA phone to feature an outer color display. This 65,536-color, approx. 1-inch TFT display also functions as a handy viewfinder to facilitate picturetaking.
The N2102V is compliant with DoCoMo’s new FirstPass(TM) SSL client authentication service,using internet public key infrastructure (PKI) to ensure enhanced network security when making mobile payments and other e-commerce transactions over the FOMA network.