NTT DoCoMo to Market F900i, First Model of 3G FOMA 900i Series

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TOKYO, JAPAN, February 3, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the F900i, the first of five models in the all-new FOMA® 900i series, will be released on February 6, 2004.

The 900i series, the most advanced series of 3G FOMA i-mode® mobile phones ever to be released, features a Macromedia® Flash™-equipped browser, HTML e-mail and avatar-capable videophone. Compared with the original series of FOMA phones, 900i models offer three times longer standby and weigh 20 percent less.

The main features of the F900i model include:

1) Sweep-type fingerprint sensor for secure access to the phone and stored data.

2) CCD camera with 1.28 mega-pixel effective resolution and 1.23 mega-pixel recorded resolution. Takes SXGA (960 x 1,280 pixel) photos and comes with 16-power (8-step) zoom.

3) Connects to PC via optional USB cable to synchronize schedulers and phone books.

The F900i, like other forthcoming 900i models, is equipped with a Macromedia Flash browser for enjoyment of rich content enhanced with highly fluid animation. It handles Flash applications of up to 100K, compared to 20K in the 2G mova® 505i series. It also handles richer, more sophisticated online games than ever before. Java®-based i-appli™ applications offer a 400K scratch pad and up to 100K for content/archiving, compared to 200K and 30K in existing FOMA models.

All 900i series handsets will be equipped with high-resolution mega-pixel cameras, ranging up to two mega pixels, and slots for either Memory Stick Duo™ or miniSD™ memory cards, depending on the model. For more details about the 900i series, please see the news release announced on December 18, 2003

The F900i will be available through all DoCoMo Kanto-Koshinetsu sales channels. The price of the handset, including a 16 MB miniSD Memory Card, will be open (unfixed). The standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adapter and desktop holder will cost 3,500 yen. The eight regional subsidiaries will begin marketing F900i handsets respectively by region.

FOMA service will be available to 99% of the nation's population by the end of March 2004.

For more details about the F900i, please see the attachment.

Main Specifications of F900i
Height x width x thickness
106 x 50 x 26 mm
Weight Approx. 120 grams
Static Stand-by Time Approx. 480 hours
Dynamic Stand-by Time Approx. 360 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 160 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 100 minutes
Main LCD 2.2 inches; 262,144 colors; QVGA; TFT
Sub LCD 1.0 inch; 3 colors, Organic EL LCD
External Memory Device miniSD Memory Card
Camera (external) CCD camera
Effective resolution: 1.28 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 1.23 mega pixels
Camera (inside) CCD camera
Effective resolution: 110,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Colors Lime Green; Silver; Navy

* Dynamic stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is in transit and remains closed within an area where reception is normal.

** Static stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is motionless.

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 America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North 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. mova and i-appli are registered trademarks or trademarks 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.
Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
MemoryStick Duo is a trademark of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. in Japan.
MiniSD is a trademark of SD Association in Japan.

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