NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today 20 new handsets for launch on or after May 21, including 17 models in the four main series of FOMA 3G handsets - docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series - plus three docomo Smartphone models.
The new models and their planned launches are as follows:
Along with the new handset lineup, DOCOMO plans to introduce many new or updated services and features, including high-definition video recording, Wi-Fi access-point capability, designer-collaborated styling and a new healthcare support service.
- i Bodymo mobile health-support service (launches May 21)
o Turns mobile phone into a handy tool for monitoring daily physical activity and food intake, based on which the service provides health advice and tips.
o Records daily pedometer counts, jogging/walking course distances/times, etc.
o Accelerometer allows user to test body reflex, balance, etc.
o Presents calorie intake/burn in graphs and advises about diet and nutrition based on dietary data entered by user.
o Costs just 157.5 yen monthly (excl. packet charges).
- Six designer-collaborated models
o Users can match their handset to favorite fashions, interior designs, etc.
o The six models are: EMILIO PUCCI, a luxury brand known for its geometric prints; "kate spade" and "marimekko," which are popular for their vivid pop colors and textures; Studio Conran, established by noted furniture designer Sir Terence Conran; Francfranc, a Japanese home furnishing brand; and "amadana," a home-electronics designer brand.
- Full HD and HD video shooting
o One model (N-04B) shoots HD video and two models (F-06B and SH-07B) shoot Full HD video.
- Wi-Fi access-point capability
o Three models (F-06B, N-04B and N-08B) come with Wi-Fi access-point capability to allow up to four Wi-Fi-enabled notebook PCs or handheld gaming consoles to connect to the Internet or to each other via the phone.