NTT DoCoMo to Launch First Handset in New 505i Series

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TOKYO, JAPAN, May 21, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will introduce the D505i mobile phone on May 23, 2003. The model is the first in the company's new 505i series of enhanced-PDC (2G) handsets that incorporate a Flash™ browser, allowing users to access a broad range of rich content and applications that boast highly fluid animation.

Designed especially for users who enjoy i-shot™ picture messaging, the D505i comes with a high-resolution Super CCD camera that has an effective resolution of 630,000 pixels and built-in flash. A maximum 1.23 mega-pixel resolution is realized when photos are printed out.

With the camera located on the handset hinge, users can take still pictures by holding the folded handset horizontally, just like a standard digital camera. When the handset is flipped open, a newly developed structure called the SPINEYE™ automatically rotates the camera allowing vertical shots.

The D505i features a 2.2-inch (approx.), 262,144 full-color LCD for beautiful reproduction of high-quality photos. It also has an external storage slot for "Memory Stick Duo" cards that can save up to about 970 i-shot (S) size pictures.

The handset is equipped for "i-appli DX," a new service application from DoCoMo, to handle a wider range of -enabled content. As a benefit of i-appli DX, D505i users will be able to enjoy highly customized address books and call logs, as well as i-mode e-mail services, by downloading various mail software.

Extra friendly i-mode mail allows users to decide in advance which e-mails to download by checking each e-mail subject line, send name and receipt date/time. When inputting a reply, users can also view the received message on the same screen as a split window.

The D505i will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset itself will be open (unfixed), while its standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adaptor and desktop holder, will cost 5,700 yen.
(This price applies at business area of NTT DoCoMo, Inc.)

For more details on standard 505i series functions, please refer to the press release issued on April 8, 2003 located on the company's website.

Please see the attachment for D505i handset specifications.


Main Specifications of D505i
Size Approx. 106 x 49 x 26 mm
Weight Approx. 115g
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 520 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 135 minutes
Data Transmission Speed Receiving: Max. 28,800 bps
Sending: Max. 9,600 bps
External Interface Infrared communication port
Colors Platinum White
Jade Black
Blue Sapphire

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 46 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include , the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 38 million subscribers, and , launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

i-mode, FOMA and i-appli are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
i-shot is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
Macromedia and Macromedia Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Super CCD Honeycom is a registered trademark of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd
SPINEYE is a trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan.
Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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