"NTT DoCoMo Inc. unveiled CamesseBoard, an e-mail terminal equipped with a keyboard and a small digital camera.
"It can send images taken by the camera as an attached file along with text to be read as an e-mail when connected to a mobile phone. It is another version of CamessePutit, NTT DoCoMo's palm-sized e-mail terminal with a digital camera that was released in January, featuring a keyboard attached to it. It is slated to be released on June 14, 2000 and will list for 24,800 yen. (105.43 yen = US$1)
"The camera with a CMOS image sensor of 1/7-inch and with 110,000 pixels, is also used in the CamessePutit unit.
"The new unit with the keyboard has two kinds of liquid-crystal display (LCD) monitors at the right and left sides of its body. The display is larger than that of CamessePutit and easy to handle. The left-side monitor is monochrome for editing text. More specifically, it uses a reflective-type monochrome LCD with a resolution of 240 x 160 dots and can display 10 lines in total, with 20 characters fit in one line, while CamessePutit displays only 8 lines by 11 characters.
"The right-side display is a transparent digital thin-film diode (D-TFD) color LCD with a backlight. The resolution is 312 x 230 dots. It is intended to be used for taking images and editing them.
"It uses a SmartMedia to record image data. It accommodates a 4MB SmartMedia as standard, and is capable of 110-image data storage at maximum. To store large-sized image data, the attached standard SmartMedia needs to be replaced with a large-capacity one of 4MB to 64MB.
"It uses two A4 alkaline batteries or two A4 nickel-hydrogen batteries. It works continually for 30 hours in monochrome and three hours in color. It operates continuously for two hours when taking photos and six hours in a data-transfer mode. The dimensions are 166mm wide by 99mm deep by 24mm high. It weighs 300g with batteries.