NTT DoCoMo Develops FOMA Compact Flash Card

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TOKYO, JAPAN, October 31, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it has developed the first FOMA® compact flash card, P2402, which will enable 3G videophone and other wireless data communication via PCs and PDAs, such as DoCoMo's sigmarion® III. The sales launch will be announced as soon as it is fixed.

The P2402 will offer high-speed packet transmissions of up to
384 kbps for downlinks and 64 kbps for uplinks, as well as 64 kbps for circuit-switched data transmissions.

DoCoMo's new flash memory card will enable videophone calls* between a PC and a FOMA handset, Lookwalk® P751v PHS videophone, P-in Free™ series PHS data card-equipped device or ISDN fixed-line videophone (requires a PC equipped with videophone software**, USB compatible web camera and headset).

For further specifications, please refer to the attachment.

* Calls not possible to / from non-videophone devices
** CODEC-based software provided by DoCoMo, developed in collaboration with Packet Video Corporation

Main Specifications of P2402
- Specifications are subject to change -
Size (height x width x thickness) 5 mm (partially 9.5 mm) x 42.8 mm x 65 mm
Weight Approx. 25g
Operating systems Windows® 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows CE 3.0 and Windows CE .NET
(Japanese versions only)
Data transmission speeds
Packet:  uplink -- max.64 kbps
downlink -- max. 384 kbps
Circuit switched: uplink / downlink - 64 kbps
Videophone:  uplink / downlink -- 32 kbps or 64 kbps
Power DC 3.3V / 5.0V (supplied from PC or PDA card slot)
Power consumption During communication (max.): approx. 2.0W
During communication (average): approx. 1.0W
Standby (normal mode, average): approx. 60mW

(values may vary depending on usage conditions)

  1. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
  2. Adaptor for PC connection will be included in the standard accessory kit.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 47 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 40 million subscribers, and FOMA®, 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 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 and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.
sigmarion, Lookwalk and P-in Free are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

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