NTT DoCoMo to Release N900iL, First FOMA Wireless LAN Dual-Network Handset

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TOKYO, JAPAN, November 15, 2004 ---NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that the N900iL, a dual-network 3G FOMA® handset that runs on both the FOMA network and wireless LANs, will be released on November 16, 2004.

The N900iL is specifically designed to support DoCoMo's exclusive PASSAGE DUPLE™ system for dual-network operation as both a standard FOMA phone and a VoIP mobile phone over a corporate user's internal wireless LAN. The phone and system will both be marketed through DoCoMo's corporate business division and partner companies.

Optional settings enable the phone to exclusively receive incoming calls from either the FOMA network or wireless LAN only, or both networks in dual mode.

Standard phone functions, such as call hold and call transfer, are possible in the wireless LAN mode.

Since the N900iL browser can be used both inside and outside the office, users always have access to important schedules, web mail and documents saved on intranet servers.

A callee status function enables the caller to dial another N900iL handset registered on the same wireless LAN and view its status onscreen (i.e., confirm if the called party is on line, off line, in a meeting, out of office, on a business trip, etc.).

Instant messaging between N900iL handsets on a wireless LAN is also possible.

Please see the attachment for specifications.


Main Specifications of N900iL

Height x width x thickness (folded) Approx. 102 x 48 x 27 mm (excluding camera)
Weight Approx. 120 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time FOMA:
Approx. 350 hours (static)
Approx. 270 hours (dynamic)

Wireless LAN: Approx. 230 hours*

Dual mode: Approx. 150 hours*
Continuous Talk Time FOMA: Approx. 140 minutes
VoIP: Approx. 160 minutes*
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 90 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.2 inches (320 x 240 dots); 65,536 colors;
Sub LCD Approx. 0.96 inches (30 x 120 dots); 4,096 colors;
semi-transparent STN
External Memory Device miniSD™ Memory Card
Camera Outer: CCD camera
Effective resolution:
Approx. 1 megapixels
Recorded resolution:
2 megapixels

Inner: CCD camera
Effective resolution:
Approx. 110,000 pixels
Recorded resolution:
100,000 pixels
Color Silver
Wireless LAN Protocol IEEE802.11b international standard
Call control SIP
Functions browsing, callee status and instant messaging

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.
This handset does not feature i-appli™ DX, Infrared Communications, or Chara-den.
Continuous stand-by time and talk time for wireless LAN will change depending on access point configuration.
miniSD is a trademark of SD Association.
i-appli is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
*Continuous stand-by time and dynamic stand-by time may vary according to handset settings, access point configurations and wireless LAN signal status.

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 42 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.
PASSAGE DUPLE is a trademark or a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.


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