NTT DoCoMo to Release P900i - Third Handset in FOMA 900i Series

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TOKYO, JAPAN, February 26, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the P900i, the third handset in the new 3G FOMA® 900i series, will be released on February 29, 2004.

The 900i series, the most advanced series of FOMA i-mode® mobile phones ever 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 just-released 900i series is expected to fuel a sharp increase in FOMA subscribers, which has already exceeded 2 million.

The main features of the FOMA P900i include:

  • 10 interchangeable decorative jackets (1 equipped with phone; 9 more optional).
  • CCD external camera with 1.28 mega-pixel effective resolution (1.23 recorded resolution), capable of taking up to SXGA (1,280 x 960) photos. Includes 10-power, 30-step digital zoom and auto focus.
  • Full version of "FINAL FANTASY", a popular role-playing game from Square Enix Co., Ltd.
  • Connects to compatible TVs, where still photos may be viewed and videos taken by the handset and saved on miniSD™ memory card may be played. Also allows content to be played that has been taken by a compatible video device and saved onto a miniSD memory card.
  • Takes/sends still photos as i-mode mail attachments while making voice calls, which the receiver can also view during the conversation.

The P900i, like other 900i models, is equipped with a Macromedia Flash browser to enjoy rich content enhanced with highly fluid animation. It handles Flash applications of up to 100K (compared to 20K in 2G mova® 505i series). It also is equipped for 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 have high-resolution cameras ranging up to two mega pixels and a slot for either a MemoryStick Duo™ or miniSD memory card (depending on the model). For more details about the 900i series, please see the news release announced on December 18, 2003 at

The P900i will be available through all DoCoMo Kanto-Koshinetsu area sales channels on February 29th. The other eight regional subsidiaries will decide timing in their respective regions. The price of the handset, including a 16 MB miniSD memory card and one interchangeable decorative jacket, will be open (unfixed). The standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adapter and desktop holder, will cost 3,500 yen. The optional interchangeable decorative jackets cost 800 yen each.

For more details about the FOMA P900i, please see the attachment.


Main Specifications of FOMA P900i Handset
Height x width x thickness
104 x 50 x 24 mm (without camera part)
Weight Approx. 124 grams
Static Stand-by Time* Approx. 500 hours
Dynamic Stand-by Time** Approx. 350 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 150 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 90 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4 inches; 65,536 colors; QVGA; TFT
Sub LCD Approx. 1.0 inch; 4,096 colors; STN
External Memory Device miniSD memory card
Camera (outer) CCD camera
Effective resolution: 1.28 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 1.23 mega pixels
Camera (inner) CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 100,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Basic Colors Black x Clear White, Silver x Stripe Red,
Silver x Dot Black
Decorative Jackets (optional) Clear White, Stripe Red, Dot Black,
Pink Blossom, Cyclone Blue,
Black Camouflage, Fresh Mint,
Stripe Lime, Camoufalge, ZEN

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

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

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.
miniSD is a trademark of SD Association in Japan.
MemoryStick Duo is a trademark or a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd.

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