TOKYO, JAPAN, September 2, 2004 ---NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries have announced that they will begin marketing the new 3G FOMA® "Raku Raku Phone" handset, which is the first model in the easy-to-use Raku Raku phone series to be compatible with the 3G network. The handset is scheduled to be released on September 4, 2004.
Unlike other phones in the series, this model has a camera for videophone calls and sending/receiving video clips via DoCoMo's
As with other Raku Raku phones, the new model uses both blinking keys and screen instructions to guide users toward the proper buttons for picking up voice and video phone calls.
The phone features a large 2.4-inch QVGA screen, and text font may be enlarged up to 30 dots for ease of reading. Onscreen instructions are also available for creating and sending e-mail.
In addition, the phone is equipped with the "Read Aloud" feature that provides audio readouts of i-mode® site pages, message logs, operating menus, calculator input/output, e-mail transmission confirmations, low-battery warnings and more.
The new handset will go on sale at all DoCoMo sales channels. The price will be open (unfixed). The handset will come with the standard kit that includes a battery pack, desktop holder and optional AC adapter. Additional individual equipment from the standard kit will cost as follows: 2,100 yen for a battery pack, 945 yen for an AC adapter, and 630 yen for a desktop holder. The prices (all of which include tax) are for the Kanto-Koshinetsu area, and may be changed in other locations by DoCoMo's eight regional subsidiaries.
Please see the attachment for the handset's main specifications.
Main Specifications of the FOMA Raku Raku Phone
|Height x width x thickness (folded)||103 x 51 x 23 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 120 grams|
|Continuous Stand-by Time||Approx. 380 hours (static) / Approx. 290 hours (dynamic)|
|Continuous Talk Time||Approx. 120 minutes|
|Continuous Video Calling||Approx. 85 minutes|
|Main LCD||2.4 inches (320 x 240 dots); 65,536 colors;
QVGA; semi-transparent TFT
|Sub LCD||1.2 inches (60 x 120 dots); STN monochrome|
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.
About NTT DoCoMo
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NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.