NTT DoCoMo to Release Smallest i-mode Handset: 69g "premini"

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TOKYO, JAPAN, June 24, 2004 ---NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the July 1 nationwide release of the preminiTM, the smallest i-mode® handset ever released, weighing just 69g and measuring only 90mm (height), 40mm (width) and 19.8mm (thickness).

The premini is ideally suited to customers who seek a handset that is simple and compact yet still offers i-mode capability. Despite its small profile, the handset's rounded buttons help users to avoid pushing the wrong button. The 1.3-inch screen (65,536-color TFT LCD) displays up to 160 dots x 128 dots. The premini offers four font sizes (10 dots to 16 dots) and five background color templates. Japanese text input is made easy with PoBox® text prediction.

Prior to the launch, premini handsets will be displayed at a total of four shops in Tokyo and Osaka from June 26 to 30. All DoCoMo sales channels will sell the premini from July 1. The price of the handset will be open (unfixed). The battery pack will cost 2,100 yen and AC adaptor will be 945 yen.

Please see the attachment for the main specifications.


Main Specifications of premini

Height x width x thickness
Approx. 90* x 40 x 19.8 mm
(*incl. antenna)
Weight Approx. 69 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 310 hours
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 110 minutes
Main LCD 1.3 inches (160 dots x 128 dots), 65,536 colors; semi-transparent TFT
Data Transmission Speed Maximum 9,600 bps
(not compatible with DoPa)
Colors Black or Silver

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 48 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 41 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile internet service, 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.
PoBox is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.


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