simpreL.jpgNTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today unveiled the third-generation (3G) FOMA SIMPURE L2 handset for users who prefer an easy-to-use model without highly sophisticated functions. The model designed in collaboration with industrial/interior designer Gwenael Nicolas and handset manufacturer LG Electronics, Inc. As the latest model in the SIMPURE (“simple” and “pure”) series, the SIMPURE L2 is a stylish and compact phone with convenient basic features. It can be used with DoCoMo’s WorldWing roaming service and works on W-CDMA, GSM and GPRS networks.

Designed chiefly by Tokyo-based French designer Gwenael Nicolas, whose works include UNIQLO’s “Black Shop” flagship retail store and Nintendo’s “Game Boy Advance” handheld videogame console, the SIMPURE L2 features a unique “curve & square” design that fits comfortably into the user’s hand. The 17.6 mm slide-type handset features a stylish keypad with a layout for easy dialing. NTT DoCoMo plans to release the new handset by the end of July.