Nokia has started deliveries of the FOMA NM850iG 3G WCDMA smartphone to NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and the 3G WCDMA/GSM dual mode device is expected to be commercially available in Japan from 24 February 2006.
The FOMA NM850iG is made for NTT DoCoMo with an additional i-mode function, incorporating the S60 smartphone platform.
Compatible with international roaming services, within NTT DoCoMo's international roaming service 'WORLD WING' area, the device supports voice calls, i-mode and i-mode mails, videophone from overseas using the same mobile phone number and i-mode mail address as used in Japan.
Based on Symbian OS, FOMA NM850iG is a tri-band handset designed to work on 3G (WCDMA), EDGE and 2G (GSM 900/1800/1900) networks. Weighing 129 grams and measuring 110 x 60 x 21 mm, it also offers mobile broadband access to multimedia content.
Images and videos can be stored on the FOMA NM850iG with the built-in memory and Reduced Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC). It incorporates a 1.3 megapixel camera sensor (effective resolution 1.23) and 1 to 6x variable digital zoom for picture and video capture. Its wide array of imaging features also include manual brightness and contrast adjustment, as well as a manual and automatic video editor.
FOMA NM850iG is Nokia's first 3G WCDMA device delivered to NTT DoCoMo. Nokia Japan previously delivered to NTT DoCoMo a number of 2G terminals such as DoCoMo Nokia NM206, NM207, NM157, NM502i.