NTT DoCoMo to Launch F901iC 3G FOMA Handset

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TOKYO, JAPAN, December 20, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will start selling the F901iC 3G FOMA® handset, the latest model in the 901i series, nationwide on December 24, 2004.

The 901i series offers surround-type SD sound for vivid ringing melodies and realistic audio effects when playing i-appli™ games or using other applications. The F901iC is equipped with FeliCa smart-card technology for e-money, ticketing and other handy mobile functions. If the handset is lost or misplaced, its smart-card functions or all phone functions can be locked remotely by calling the handset from a registered phone number. Malicious use can also be prevented with the use of either an ID number or the handset's fingerprint sensor.

F901iC Features

  • Video recording at speeds up to 30 frames/second. QVGA video can be recorded or played back with TV-like quality.

  • Sub LCD shows ChakuMotion™ (video clips for incoming calls) and improved music player operation (fast reverse/forward, continuous play, etc. when handset is closed).

  • Privacy mode for call logs, i-motion™, images and scheduler (new), as well as address book, mail and i-appli (as before).

  • With the phone placed in the USB-equipped battery charger's cradle, images can be transferred to a PC using the phone's bundled data-link software and cable.

  • Software to create PC photo albums, edit and print photos, and create wallpaper and slideshows.

For more details, please see the attachment.


Specifications of FOMA F901iC

Height x width x thickness (folded) 105 x 51 x 28 mm
Weight Less than 129 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 570 hours (static)
Approx. 410 hours (dynamic)
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 160 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 100 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.4 inches (240 x 320 dots); 262,144 colors; QVGA fully-transparent TFT
Sub LCD Approx. 1.0 inches (96 x 96 dots); 65,536 colors; color EL
External Memory Device miniSD™ memory card
Outer: CCD camera
Effective resolution: 2.04 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 2 mega pixels

Inner: CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 320,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 310,000 pixels
Colors Splash Blue, Carbon Black, or Breeze White

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.
miniSD is a trademark of SD Association.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 49 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 and Europe. 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.
i-motion, i-appli, ChakuMotion are registered trademarks or trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
FeliCa is a contactless IC chip technology developed by Sony Corporation.
FeliCa is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.


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