J-PHONE Co., Ltd. announced today it will offer a new Movie Sha-mail (video messaging) handset, the J-N51 by NEC, for sale after late April 2003. Movie Sha-mail is a service that enables users to send video clips of up to five seconds in length with audio as e-mail attachments.
J-Phone also announced two new Sha-mail (picture messaging) handsets, the J-T09 by Toshiba and the J-SH010 by Sharp, for sale after the end of February 2003. Sha-mail is a service that enables users to send pictures as e-mail attachments.
Featuring a sleek and stylish design, the J-N51 is only 21mm thick, making it J-PHONE's thinnest clamshell model so far. It also boasts twin lenses that can take VGA resolution pictures using an embedded CCD camera with 310,000 effective pixels. The J-N51 also features large, vivid and high-luminance TFT LCDs for the 2.2-inch main display and 1.2-inch sub-display.
The J-N51 is capable of infrared communications, which allows users to exchange pictures and contact information, a first for J-PHONE. Additionally, the handset includes a new high-speed web browser and T9 text input and word prediction for easy text entry.
With the addition of the J-N51 to the J-PHONE lineup, there are now a total of seven Movie Sha-mail handsets, thereby bringing the pleasures of video messaging to an even greater number of people.
The J-T09 features a 2.1-inch high-resolution poly-silicon TFT LCD, an embedded CCD mobile camera and comes packed with photography, picture editing and Sha-mail functions. In addition, users can read the full text of e-mails while the handset is closed using its large, 1-inch sub-display. Those requiring simple operation and large-size characters can be at ease using the "Simple Mode 2" interface. Text entry has also been made easy with the inclusion of "Mobile Rupo", which includes predictive entry functions and AI character conversion.
The J-SH010 features the mobile phone industry's largest 2.4-inch size "System LCD" for unsurpassed high quality resolution and imaging. Those who enjoy taking pictures will appreciate the J-SH010's highly sensitive built-in CCD camera for VGA and QVGA photography and a wide range of features have also been included to take advantage of the handset's QVGA display capability. Other convenient functions include a bar code reader and composer as well as a mobile light even brighter than those found in previous models.
With the addition of the J-T09 and J-SH010 to the J-PHONE lineup, there are now a total of 25 Sha-mail handsets, thereby bringing the pleasures of Sha-mail to an even greater number of people.