KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular introduce BREW(tm) (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless), a new application platform for mobile phones, for third-generation (CDMA2000 1x) handsets, which offer high-speed data communications at speeds of up to 144 kbps. The first version of the BREW mobile phones, the A5304T (manufactured by Toshiba Corp.), is scheduled for release in late February.
The introduction of BREW will enable mutual distribution of applications in Japan, China, and Korea. At the same time, it will provide corporate customers with mobile phone customization solutions to meet the needs of individual companies, while providing individual customers with entertaining applications in a more comfortable environment than before.
Movie Keitai (A5304T) BREW Mobile Phone with Camera:
Enables the downloading of BREW applications for easy enjoyment of full-scale applications
Three applications that take advantage of BREW's special features have been preset, so users can enjoy applications immediately after purchase
(1)NAVITIMETM: NAVITIMETM: Fast and convenient GPS! Powerful navigation application for walking routes and other practical situations.
(2)TeamFactory: Team Factory: Check up on your friends at a glance. This speedy Keitai tool makes communication even easier than ever.
(3)Heart Mail: Heart Mail: A fun communication tool incorporating pictograms and animations
Start up BREW applications easily, just by pressing the BREW key (Application Key) (Short press: go to BREW menu; Press and hold: start up preset BREWTM applications)
Built-in camera enables smooth, high-quality movie recording. Up to 15 seconds of video images can be recorded in blocks of 5, 10, or 15 seconds.
Offers editing and subtitle functions, and allows movies to be sent immediately after recording, as an e-mail attachment. Videos sent using this function can be played back on Movie Mail mobile phones, PCs, or other media.
Movie mail and photo mail can be sent to pre-registered mail address while the phone is still closed (Only Mail).
Large 2.3 inch main display (largest in the industry): Main display features a 2.3 inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD screen, for dynamic movie and photo images on a large screen.
310,000 pixel CCD camera and mobile light:
High-sensitivity CCD camera features 4-stage, 6.6x zoom and 310,000 pixels (total of 350,000 pixels). Built-in mobile light enables bright, clear recording even in dimly lit locations.
CHAKU-UTA ringer songs:
Unlike conventional ringing melodies, users can now download the chorus of hit songs with the artist's vocals included (about 30 seconds) from EZweb sites, and use these songs as ringer tones or just enjoy listening to their favorite artists. Hitomi Yaida's hit song Mikansei no Melody has been preset in the A5304T.
Phones can be set to play a combination of recorded movies and ringing songs when a call or mail is received.
Colorful Window: The Colorful Window sub-display features an STN Color LCD with a large 1.1 inch screen and 65,536 colors. In addition to acting as a viewfinder during recording of movies and photos, the sub-display can be started up with the side key for easy recording even while the phone is closed.
While on standby, the display can be set to show colorful wallpaper or a background clock with an original design. The sub-display can also replay movies or show photos when a call or mail is received.
Mobile Rupo + AI Conversion: With the new advanced Mobile Rupo function, the A5304T recognizes the context of Japanese words in the sentence, and converts Kana to the correct Kanji based on that context for even easier text input.
Next-generation services: EZmovie / EZnavigation
Using a link with EZnavigation, maps can be displayed easily through the EZbrowser from a movie or photo that contains positional information. *This service may not be accessible for some contents.