NTT DoCoMo to Introduce P505iS: World's First Auto-Focus Camera Phone

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TOKYO, JAPAN, November 10, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced the release of the mova® P505iS, the world's first* camera phone equipped with auto focus, on November 12, 2003.

The P505iS is the second handset model released in the new 505iS series, a series of five PDC (2G) i-mode®-capable mobile phones featuring mega-pixel cameras. The model's 1.28 mega-pixel CCD camera is equipped with auto-focus for sharp, clear photos.

The new handset has a 65,536-color TFT main LCD that doubles as a viewfinder, just like the viewfinder on a digital camera. The display-half of the body slides open (parallel to the lower body, like a jackknife), because the display is located on the outside of the body. When open, the display can also be rotated 180 degrees to face the same direction as the camera (for self-portraits, etc.).

The phone's external storage slot accepts mini SDTM memory Cards. Still images saved on the card can be projected on to TV screens using devices compatible with the card, and users can watch recorded TV programs on the mini SD memory Card by inserting it into the handset. Moreover, the P505iS is also equipped with an audio record function and can store up to approximately 55 minutes of sound with a 16MB- mini SD memory Card in standard mode.

The P505iS cursor is moved with a "Roll Navi" trackball for easy navigation and quick scrolling. Another convenience is the phone's help feature, which enables users to type in keywords to obtain instructions on how to use the phone.

The new model will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels and the price of the handset itself will be open (unfixed). The standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adaptor, and desktop holder will cost 5,500 yen**.

* Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. investigation (as of November 10, 2003).
** Pricing may vary in markets of the eight regional subsidiaries. The price shown is applied to the Kanto-Koushinetsu Area.

Please see the attachment for additional specifications.


Main Specifications of P505iS
Size, when folded (H x W x T) 110 x 50 x 25 mm
Weight Approx. 123 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 500 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 145 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4 inches (240 x 320 dots), 65,536 colors, TFT
Sub LCD Approx. 0.9 inches (96 x 25 dots), monochrome, STN
Data transmission speed Receiving: Max. 28.8 Kbps / Sending: Max. 9.6 Kbps
Color Titanium silver, Velvety red or Velvety blue

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.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
mini SD is a trademark of SD Association.

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