NTT DoCoMo Unveils 24 New Mobile Devices including 14 smartphones
NTT DoCoMo announced today its 2011 winter — 2012 spring product lineup of 24 models for launch in or after November, including 14 smartphones, the largest and most diverse collection ever released by DoCoMo. The new smartphone lineup meets a broad range of needs for users in Japan, including smartphones for DoCoMo’s extra-high-speed next-generation LTE service, Xi, for mobile data communication at up to 75 Mbps; and smartphones equipped for mobile-wallet (Osaifu-Keitai), infrared-based data exchange, one-seg mobile TV and tethering.
The new models include 8 sophisticated feature phones, all compatible with the i-mode mobile Internet platform. The lineup boasts a distinctive collaboration model and several models equipped for convenient wireless charging. All models are compatible with docomo Palette UI for easy sorting, searching and managing of stored content.
Enhanced features for the smartphones include dual-core CPUs, large HD-quality liquid crystal screens and high-spec cameras. All smartphones are equipped for Area Mai transmissions of earthquake early warnings from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
DOCOMO also announced today the mid-November launches of two all-new services for smartphones, dmenu and dmarket. The dmenu portal site will provide a wide range of apps and other content from diverse providers, as well as enriched versions of DoComo’s popular i-mode content, optimized for easy-to-use smartphone interfaces. The new dmarket content store will offer a wealth of other content, including movies, music, e-books and Android applications. DoComo’s new smartphones also will have access to a variety of other DoCoMo services, such as i-concier for push-based concierge-like personal assistance.