NTT DoCoMo to Unveil First "FOMA Raku Raku PHONE" Handset

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TOKYO, JAPAN, July 28, 2004 ---NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries unveiled today a new 3G "FOMA® Raku Raku PHONE" handset.

The handset is equipped with a camera that has an effective resolution of 320,000 pixels, and is the first model in the easy-to-use "Raku Raku PHONE" series to be compatible with the 3G network. As a result, users will be able to make videophone calls, as well as send and receive i-motion mail™. The handset also features a "voice mail" function that allows users to send and receive voice messages.

Users may also easily receive voice calls and videophone calls by following the blinking keys and the instructions displayed on the screen. As with previous easy-to-use handsets, this model displays detailed image-based instructions to smoothly walk users through each step of basic operations such as creating and sending mail.

The handset comes with a "Read Aloud" function that enables voice readouts for a wide variety of information including text from i-mode®sites, message logs, operating menus, handset calculator input and output, notification of outgoing-message transmission, battery recharge alert, and more.

The phone has a large 2.4-inch QVGA LCD and text font can be enlarged to 30 dots, making text display easier to read.

Please see the attachment for the handset's main specifications.


Main Specifications of the FOMA Raku Raku PHONE
(Subject to change)

Height x width x thickness (folded)
103 x 51 x 23 mm
Weight Approx. 120 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 270 hours (dynamic)
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 120 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 85 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4 inches (320 x 240 dots); 65,536 colors; QVGA; semi-transparent TFT
Sub LCD Approx. 1.2 inches (60 x 120 dots); STN monochrome
Camera Outer CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 320,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 310,000 pixels

Inner CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 110,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Colors Silver / Dark Green / Bronze

Static stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is motionless
Dynamic stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is in transit and remains closed within a normal reception area
The handset does not have an external memory device.
The static continuous stand-by time will be announced when the handset is released.

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, i-motion mail, 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.


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