NTT DoCoMo to Introduce FOMA N2701 Handset for 2G/3G Networks

TOKYO, JAPAN, May 27, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the FOMA N2701, the first dual-network handset that works both with DoCoMo's 2G and 3G networks. The N2701 goes on sale nationwide on June 11, 2003.

The phone can be set to operate exclusively in 2G or 3G mode, or set to switch automatically between the two networks according to available signal strength. Currently, the FOMA network area extends to approximately 91% of Japan, while the mova 2G network covers approx. 100 % of the nation. As the dual handset realizes a vast service area, FOMA users can be assured of nationwide access, including such vicinities as mountainous regions.

The FOMA N2701 is a multitasking handset, meaning that the user can perform multiple tasks simultaneously, such as talk on the phone while downloading a file or browsing the web.

With DoCoMo's i-motion™ mail service, the FOMA N2701 can e-mail standard video clips of up to approximately 15 seconds (100 KB). Clips can be created with either of the unit's two built-in cameras, or downloaded from sites. The phone shoots video at up to 15 frames/second.

The N2701 has a 310,000-pixel CMOS outer camera on its side and a 100,000-pixel CMOS inner camera above the 2.2-inch, 65,536-color TFD screen. Twin "photo lights" (not strobes) are provided for shooting in dark situations.

The FOMA N2701 will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset itself will be open (unfixed), and its standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adapter and desktop holder, will cost 4,400 yen. This price applies to the area covered by NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and may vary according to region.

Please see the attachment for N2701 handset specifications.


Main Specifications of FOMA N2701

Height x width x thickness (folded) 104 x 51 x 28 mm
Weight Approx. 130 g
Continuous talk time FOMA (3G): Approx. 130 minutes
mova (2G): Approx. 120 minutes
Continuous stand-by time FOMA (3G): Approx. 230 hours (static)
Approx. 170 hours (dynamic)
mova (2G): Approx. 270 hours
Data transmission speed Packet: Max. 384 Kbps (receive)
Max. 64 Kbps (send)
Circuit Switched: 64 Kbps
Body color Gray or Pink
Display 2.2-inch 65,536 color TFD screen
Built-in CMOS cameras Outer: Approx. 310,000 effective pixels
Inner: Approx. 100,000 effective pixels
Neuropointer™ (pointing device) 360-degree movement
Video clips Size: Max. 176 (w) x 144 (h) pixels
Min. 128 (w) x 96 (h) pixels
Archived i-appli™ Content: up to 30 KB
Applications: up to 200 KB
(Stored applications can be used as stand-by screens)
i-motion Mobile MP4 format
Files up to 300 KB
Replay possible during downloads
Images with text

Neuropointer is the trademark of NEC Corporation.
i-appli is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 46 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include , the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 38 million subscribers, and , launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo,Inc. in Japan and other countries.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
i-motion is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.