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NTT DoCoMo Develops 3G FOMA SA702i and SO702i Handsets PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 May 2006

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the newly developed 3G FOMA SA702i and SO702i handsets, the latest additions to the FOMA 702i series, marketed since February.

Like other 702i handsets, the two models offer regular FOMA features such as videophone and Deco-mail, and also i-channel, which automatically delivers news, weather, entertainment, sports and horoscopes via teletype to the standby screen.

The SA702i's urbane design is accentuated with sophisticated two-tone coloring. The lower half of the handset is tapered toward the end, making it especially easy to grasp. A global positioning system enables the handset to be used for navigation, assisted by voice guidance and an electronic compass, which indicates the direction the handset is pointing. The destination is set by simply entering an address, train station name or other keyword. The model is also equipped with an FM radio tuner with automatic station search, enabling users to listen to FM broadcasts while browsing i-mode or e-mailing.

The other model, the SO702i, boasts the most compact body (about 75cc) in the FOMA "7 Series" (as of May 11). This is DoCoMo's first phone to accept front and back jackets, to create an extra-personalized look. Nine jackets created by designers in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Japan are available. An extra-bright (approx. 400-candela) screen makes outdoor viewing easy.

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