The F706i is Fujitsu’s fifth waterproof cellphone. And because it is no longer a novelty product as Fujitsu’s has run through the waterproof concept for five times, this time the F706i boasts of 1-seg TV, a double-hinge style and is a slim 16.5mm. The mobile carrier for these waterproof babies is NTT Docomo. If you do a lot of serious swimming or lounging by the pool, better think about getting the F706i because accidents happen. Oops!
* HSDPA support
* 1-Seg mobile TV
* Waterproof up to 3m
* 2.7″ display
* 2 megapixel camera
* microSD/SDHC memory card slot
Here are some pretty girls using the F706i to boot.
Docomo now has a new wing in the Chinese territory, Shanghai. According to this press release, wholly own subsidiary will begin operation in the end of July 2008.
TOKYO, JAPAN, July 9, 2008 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has established DOCOMO China Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China.
DOCOMO China will focus mainly on providing mobile solutions for corporate customers, especially locally based Japanese companies.
The office is expected to begin operating from the end of July, once the necessary governmental and commercial approvals have been obtained.
Outline of DOCOMO China Co., Ltd.
Capital: 4 million USD (about 430 million yen)
Representative: General Manager Yoshimune Ishii (TBC)
Establishment: June 23, 2008
Business: System and network solutions with mobile applications for corporate customers, and import-export of communications devices.
1 – Polish-up the brand and strengthen ties with the customers
2 – Listen to the voices of customers and become a company that can beat their expectations
3 – Continue making innovations and aim to become a company highly appraised by the world
4 – Become a group of people with lively spirits who will keep-on challenging toward a common dream
International roaming used to be a novelty when it was enabled a few years back. It used to be pretty expensive and it is still today to have a phone package that roams worldwide. NTT Docomo is giving a discount on their Videophone/packet International Roaming service, which means you can have video calls internationally for a significantly reduced price!
TOKYO, JAPAN, June 21, 2007 — NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced that they will offer WORLD WING™ international roaming subscribers a 20% discount on videophone and packet communications over the networks of Conexus Mobile Alliance partners from July 1 to September 30, 2007.
This will be DoCoMo’s first discount plan for roaming services. Other alliance members are also launching roaming discount plans for their respective customers in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
The discount applies to all outgoing videophone calls, regardless of destination, but not to incoming videophone calls. Videophone services are not yet available in India and Macau at this time.
The discount does not apply to the minimum packet-communications fee of 50 yen for the first 50 packets.
The Conexus Mobile Alliance was formed in April 2006 to mutually enhance international roaming services not only in its members’ respective countries/territories, but the broader Asia-Pacific region as well. The current members are Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (Taiwan); Hutchison Essar Limited (India); Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited (Hong Kong and Macau); KT Freetel Co., Ltd. (South Korea); PT Indosat Tbk (Indonesia); Smart Communications, Inc.(Philippines); StarHub Ltd (Singapore); and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Japan). Backed by the strength of the alliance, DoCoMo will continue to develop services that offer customers increased convenience and flexibility for international roaming.
All you Dragon Ball Z fans will be delighted to know that starting Aug 20, you can watch ALL 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z on your keitais :)
The special site that holds that privileges of distributing the episodes has its own special currency of “zenis”. If you ask me that’s pretty much one word away from being obsene. Anyhow, it’s 100 zenis or 100 yen inclusive of taxes for one episode. Right now, the episodes are only available to NTT DoCoMo FOMA handsets from the 902i series or later. So if you’re using that now, lucky you. If not, i think you guys and girls will have to wait.
Since dragon ball z has been discontinued years ago, the market target is naturally people in their 20’s and 30s.
This is a little late but interesting nonetheless. I read on DoCoMo’s official site about an experiment DoCoMo is doing with 3G that entails a 300MBps speed internet line. Woot! I think that’s super fast, if not, super fast :)
TOKYO, JAPAN, July 13, 2007 — NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications. With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.
Super 3G features low-latency data transmission and improved spectrum efficiency. It is a highly advanced version of High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), which have been evolved from W-CDMA packet transmission technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The 3GPP, a telecommunications standards organization, is currently discussing standardization of Super 3G under the name Long Term Evolution (LTE).
DoCoMo will begin with an indoor experiment to test transmission speed using one transmitting and one receiving antenna. The company will then expand the experiment to examine downlink transmission by employing up to four Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas for both the base station (transmission side) and mobile station (receiving side); the goal is to achieve a downlink transmission speed of 300Mbps. MIMO is an antenna technology for wireless communications in which different data streams are spatially multiplexed using multiple antennas for both transmission and reception on the same frequency. Also to be examined is the “handover function” — switching of the connection between two base stations.
DoCoMo will also examine the functionality of applications for voice and image transmission, games and the like, key capabilities impacting the Super 3G system’s marketability.
DoCoMo, aiming to achieve sustainable, efficient use of 3G spectrum resources, is leading the discussion over LTE. DoCoMo believes Super 3G will allow the company to make a smooth transition to 4G in the future.
In July 2006, DoCoMo began accepting proposals from suppliers seeking to develop Super 3G equipment and expects to complete development of Super 3G technology by 2009.
Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2007 – (JCN Newswire) – NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today unveiled new discounts on two-year billing plans for families and individuals, offering substantial reductions on basic monthly charges from the first year and rising to as much as 50% in later years.
The new “Fami-wari MAX” plan will enable each subscriber in a family to receive the discount rate of the longest-subscribing family member, or a maximum of 50% for subscribers who have been with DoCoMo for at least 11 years.
Applicants must subscribe to the Family Discount billing plan, which currently accounts for more than 70% of DoCoMo’s total subscribers.
Looks like DoCoMo is expanding its organization by investing in a digital mapping firm. It is said that the investment costs USD3.28million for a 10.27% stake in digital mapping and location identification services company Zenrin DataCom Co Ltd, a unit of Zenrin Co Ltd. I guess DoCoMo is going to probably include a sector for auto-mapping in cars – sort of like a GPS system in the future maybe? I guess, more news will come when the transaction’s completed.