TOKYO, JAPAN, August 2, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they have developed new 3G FOMA® handsets, FOMA DOLCE and SA700iS. FOMA DOLCE will be released nationwide on August 5, while SA700iS's launch date has not been determined yet but is expected to be soon.
FOMA DOLCE is an elegant handset covered with artificial leather. "Mobile Advanced Super-V LCD with Switchable Viewing Angle" can be viewed at a narrow or wide angle for easy reading, while illuminated one-touch keys can be used to create shortcuts to phonebook, mail addresses and others. In addition, an independent volume control key makes it easy to adjust volume even during a call.
SA700iS is the first FOMA handset with GPS capability. Navigation functions can be started at a single touch of the dedicated button, and there is a link to i-area to make searching for locations even easier. Users can also print images directly from the handset by simply connecting the phone to a printer with the FOMA USB cable.
FOMA DOLCE will be marketed from August 5 through all DoCoMo sales channels nationwide. The price of the handset will be open (unfixed). Standard accessories that come with the handsets, but can also be purchased separately, include battery pack (1,470 yen), AC adapter (945 yen) and desktop holder (630 yen). These prices, which include tax, are for the Kanto-Koshinetsu area only.
For further details on the handsets, please see the attachment.
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