NTT DoCoMo to Market N901iC 3G FOMA Handset

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TOKYO, JAPAN, January 25, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will start selling the N901iC 3G FOMA® handset, the latest model in the advanced 901i series, nationwide on January 28, 2005.

The 901i series offers surround-type 3D sound for vivid ringing melodies and realistic audio effects when playing i-appli™ games or using other applications.

The new N901iC 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.

The main features of the N901iC include:

  • During videophone calls, the speaker can decorate their image with emoticons.
  • During videophone calls, the speaker can also send text messages superimposed on their actual image.
  • During videophone calls, a substitute image can be used until the sender is ready to display their own image.
  • A scanner reads horizontal and vertical text, including alphanumeric and Japanese characters. Advanced support links business card info to the address book, scanned text to mail messages and words to the dictionary.
  • The phone's surface features an antibacterial coating.

The N901iC will be available through all NTT DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset will be open (unfixed). The costs of replacing standard-equipped accessories will be 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.


Specifications of N901iC

Height x width x thickness (folded) 102 x 48 x 26 mm
Weight Approx. 119 grams
Continuous Standby Time Approx. 430 hours (static)
Approx. 350 hours (dynamic)
Continuous Talk Time Approx. 140 minutes
Continuous Video Calling Approx. 90 minutes
Main LCD Approx. 2.3 inches (240 x 345 dots);
65,536 colors; QVGA+™ TFT
Sub LCD Approx. 0.9 inch (120 x 30 dots); 4,096 colors; STN
External Memory Device miniSD™ memory card
Cameras Outer: CCD Honeycomb camera
Effective resolution: 1 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 2 mega pixels
Inner: CCD camera
Effective resolution: 110,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Colors Bitter Chocolate, Spike Blue,
Shell Pink, or Powder Snow
QVGA + is a trademark of NEC Corporation in Japan.
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 43 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-appli is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
FeliCa is a contatless IC chip technology developed by Sony Corporation.
FeliCa is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.


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