NTT DoCoMo Unveils Raku-Raku PHONE Basic Handset

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries unveiled today Raku-Raku PHONE Basic, the newest handset in the Raku-Raku PHONE series for people interested primarily in user-friendly handsets equipped with basic functions. The model boasts an attractive design created by Kenya Hara, renowned graphic designer and art director of popular brand less goods manufacturer Muji, in collaboration with handset maker Fujitsu and DoCoMo
Special features include “Slow Voice”, which improves comprehensibility through embedded software that slows the other person’s voice speed, and “Clear Voice” noise-detection, which automatically adjusts voice and ringtone volume according to surrounding noise level. Enhanced “Read Aloud” audibly announces the name of the caller or e-mail sender and provides audio readouts of i-mode pages, while “Simple Mail Generation” offers preset messages for quick replies to e-mails.

The Raku-Raku PHONE Basic is compatible with i-channel, DoCoMo’s push-based service for automatically delivering news and other information as telop text on standby screens, and the text can be displayed in extra-large letters for easy reading. DoCoMo plans to market the new handset from April.