NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New FOMA Videophone Model
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today the introduction of the FOMA(R) P2102V, the company's first 3G videophone handset capable of video clip e-mailing and extended stand-by time, and the first FOMA model to accept memory cards. The P2102V will go on sale nationwide on March 15, 2003.
With DoCoMo's i-motion(TM) mail service, the FOMA P2102V can e-mail up to approx. 24-second (100 KB) video clips created with either of its two built-in cameras, or downloaded from the i-mode(R) site. (The P2102V shoots video at up to 15 frames/second.) Video clips can even be recorded and transmitted while the user simultaneously makes a videophone call.
The P2102V boasts continuous dynamic stand-by time of approximately 180 hours and static stand-by time of approximately 250 hours.
This is also the first FOMA model equipped for SD memory cards. With a 128 MB memory card, users can store up to approximately three hours of high-resolution video, or 7,600 still pictures. Data is shared easily with any PC that can read these cards.
Another unique feature is the maneuverability of the P2102V's 2.35-inch, 262,144-color TFT screen, which rotates 135 degrees perpendicular (i.e. left/right) to the phone. Similar to a video camera, this high degree of maneuverability enables users to take video and still pictures from a wide range of angles.
The P2012V has a 310,000-pixel CMOS camera on the side of the handset and a 100,000-pixel CMOS camera above the TFT screen.
This is the third advanced FOMA model to be released this year. In January, DoCoMo introduced the N2051 and F2051, both of which are equipped for i-motion mail and extended stand-by time.