Posted on 2-Aug-2005 19:08
Filed under: News
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. have developed new 3G FOMA handsets, FOMA DOLCE and SA700iS. While the FOMA DOLCE will be released nationwide in Japan on 5 August 2005, the SA700iS's launch date has not been determined yet but is expected to be soon.
The FOMA DOLCE is covered with artificial leather. "Mobile Advanced Super-V LCD with Switchable Viewing Angle" can be viewed at a narrow or wide angle for easy reading, while illuminated one-touch keys can be used to create shortcuts to phonebook, mail addresses and others. In addition, an independent volume control key makes it easy to adjust volume even during a call.
SA700iS is the first FOMA handset with GPS capability. Navigation functions can be started at a single touch of the dedicated button, and there is a link to i-area to make searching for locations easier. Users can also print images directly from the handset by simply connecting the phone to a printer with the FOMA USB cable.
The SA700iS also comes with two built-in digital cameras. The internal one with 100,000 pixels and the external one with 1.3 megapixels. The main display is a QVGA TFT (2.2", 240x320 pixels), while the secondary display is an OLED display (0.9", 96x64 pixels). The handset accepts miniSD cards for memory expansion.