NTT DoCoMo Develops Mobile Handset for Digital TV

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- FOMA P901iTV -

TOKYO, JAPAN, September 27, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the development of the 3G FOMA® P901iTV, DoCoMo's first mobile handset to receive terrestrial digital broadcasting signals, in addition to conventional analog signals. The handset was developed in response to the planned launch of mobile digital broadcasting in April 2006, which Japanese broadcasters formally announced today.

DoCoMo's P901iTV will allow users to enjoy services that converge mobile communications and broadcasting, such as access to TV program related websites by simply clicking the URL shown on the display during the program. The handset's main display will be a 2.5-inch, wide-view LCD screen. More than 2.5 hours of continuous viewing will be possible for digital TV programs. The TV function will be activated by twisting the screen (enabling the lower half of the phone to be used as a convenient handle), or simply pushing a button. An antenna-embedded earphone will enhance TV signal reception.

The P901iTV will be one of DoCoMo's "Osaifu-Keitai" mobile phones with wallet functions, which enable the phone to be used as electronic money, credit card, commuter pass, electronic ticket and more.

DoCoMo will exhibit the P901iTV during the CEATEC Japan 2005 trade show at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center in Chiba Prefecture from October 4 to 8.

DoCoMo, under its continuing effort to maximize the potential of mobile communications, participated in joint trials of digital mobile broadcasting services that finished in Tokyo recently. DoCoMo plans to further promote the convergence of mobile communications and broadcasting so users can enjoy unique broadcasting services through mobile communications devices.

Please refer to the attachment for handset specifications.


Main features and specifications of P901iTV
(Subject to change)

Height x width x thickness
110* x 51 x 27 mm
*excluding antenna
Weight Approx. 145 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 460 hours (static),
Approx. 350 hours (dynamic)
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 140 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Time Approx. 90 minutes
Continuous TV Viewing Time Digital: More than 2.5 hours
Analogue: More than 1.5 hours
Main Display Approx. 2.5 inches (240 x 320 dots); 262,144 colors; QVGA TFT Semi-transparent Color LCD
Sub Display Approx. 0.9 inch (96 x 25 dots); monochrome STN Transparent LCD
External Memory Device miniSD™ memory card (optional)
Cameras Outer: νMaicovicon® camera
Effective resolution: 2.02 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 1.92 mega pixels
Inner: CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 100,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Colors White, Black
  • miniSD is the trademark of the SD Association.
  • νMaicovicon is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 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 45 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, North America and Asia, 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.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
"Osaifu-Keitai" is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
"Osaifu-Keitai" refers to mobile phones equipped with a contactless IC card for useful online functions/services such as electronic money, credit card payments, electronic ticketing, memberships, and more.

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