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NTT DoCoMo to Sell "FOMA" Terminals
Posted: 26-Sep-2001 [Source: NTT DoCoMo press release]

[DoCoMo announces three new handsets compatible with its 3G "FOMA" service set to commercially launch October 1 in Japan.]

Tokyo -- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today it will begin selling handsets that are compatible with its third-generation "FOMA" mobile communication service from October 1, 2001. NTT DoCoMo previously said that it would launch fully commercialized FOMA service from the same date.

The handset models to go on sale are: "FOMA N2001," "FOMA P2101V" and "FOMA P2401." The terminals, along with data card/connection cable, will be sold at DoCoMo Shops located within the FOMA service area. The service area comprises a 30-kilometer radius within central Tokyo.

Main Features of the terminals are as follows:

Features Handsets Sound quality equal to landline phones N2001 P2101V 64Kbps digital communications for real-time video P2101V Maximum 384Kbps downlink, maximum 64Kbps uplink, high-speed packet communications N2001*1 P2401 Circuit switched connections for high-speed communications with 64Kbps-uplink and downlink speed. Sending/receiving short text messages between FOMA handsets. (SMS) N2001 Multiaccess function for simultaneous voice and packet communications N2001*2 High-speed i-mode connections with maximum 384Kbps downlink connection Sending/receiving up to 10,000 letters (5,000 full-space Japanese characters) i-mode mail with attached still pictures (GIF, JPEG), music (MIDI), etc. Select incoming e-mail (text, attached file) by checking title N2001 P2101V Downloading up to 30kbyte data at one time P2101V Built-in camera for video and still photos P2101V

*1 Packet communications requires FOMA UBS Cable or FOMA Mobile Card N2. 64K Data communications requires FOMA Mobile Card N2. *2 Packet communications with PC requires FOMA USB Cable or FOMA Mobile Card N2.

Please refer to the attachments for more information.


Outline of FOMA handsets and data card cable:

1. Main specifications of FOMA handsets. 1) "FOMA N2001," "FOMA P2101V" "N2001" is a standard-type handset that realizes high-speed data communications and clear voice communications with multiaccess function. "P2101V" is a visual-type handset with camera functions. Users can enjoy still and moving images on a relatively large-size color screen.

N2001 P2101V Size (height x width x thickness) (mm) approx. 103 x 52 x 20 approx. 104 x 56 x 35 Weight (g) approx. 105 approx. 150 Continuous talk time (minutes) approx. 90 (voice) approx.100 (video) approx. 70 Standby time (hours) approx. 55 approx. 55 Packet communications speed (kbps) downlink max. 384 uplink max. 64 downlink max. 384 uplink max. 64 64K data communications speed (kbps) 64 64 Color Silver Red Blue/Gold

2. "FOMA P2401" P2401 is an all-in-one type data-card terminal that realizes high-speed packet communications with a maximum downlink speed of 384K. It also provides for 64K data communications service that is suitable for large-volume data transmission.

P2401 Size (height x width x depth) (mm) approx. 13 x 56 x 120 Weight (g) approx. 50 Power (V) DC 5.0 (provided form card slot) Packet communications speed (kbps) downlink max. 384 uplink max. 64 64K data communications speed (kbps) 64 Power consumption (W) During communication: max approx. 2.5 average 1.8 Standby: 1.0 (continuous connection) Connection interface with PC PC Card Standard Type II OS Windows98/Me/2000Professional

2. Main services available with FOMA handsets (O... available -...not available)

3. Main specifications of FOMA Data Card Cables (1) "FOMA Mobile Card N2" "FOMA USB Cable" Cables that connect PC and N2001 to enable 64K data communications and Packet communications.

FOMA Mobile Card N2 FOMA USB Cable Compatible handsets N2001 N2001 Packet communications O O 64K data communications O - Connection interface with PC PC Card Standard Type II USB Port OS Windows98/Me/ 2000Professional (Japanese version) Windows98/Me/ 2000Professional (Japanese version)

4. Sales area To be sold at DoCoMo Shops and others located within FOMA service area. (within National Route 16, 30-kilometer radius within central Tokyo)

5. Price FOMA N2001 (1) Handset....Open Price (2) Standard set (Battery Pack, AC Adapter Desktop Holder)...7,300 yen

FOMA P2101V (1) Handset....Open Price (2) Standard set (Battery Pack, AC Adapter, Desktop Holder, Microphone)...14,300 yen

FOMA P2401 (1) Handset....Open Price (2) Carrying case with FOMA P2401 external antenna...Included with handset

FOMA Mobile Card N2....Open price

FOMA USB Cable...Open price


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