NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New “i-shot”- Compatible Phones

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the company will begin marketing two new models of i-shotTM compatible phones, the D251i and the mova F251i, beginning July 15, 2002.

The company’s i-shot service, which allows users to transmit still images taken with compatible mobile phones that feature built-in digital cameras, was launched on June 1, 2002, and it quickly became popular among users.

The mova D251i phone is compatible with Sony’s Memory Stick DuoTM and is capable of saving a total of 1,670* photos, 700 in the built-in memory and 970 in the removable memory stick. It is equipped with a CCD camera that includes 170,000-pixel resolution, 8x zoom, and a built-in flash. In addition, a 256 STN color sub-LCD on the back of the phone displays the time and information relating to the operating conditions of the handset, such as remaining battery life, and also works as a viewfinder. The main display is a 2.1-inch, 262,144-color TFD LCD.

The mova F251i is capable of saving up to 1,000* pictures in its built-in memory and can display the pictures like a slide show, changing photos automatically every four seconds. It is equipped with a CCD camera that features 110,000-pixel resolution. The sub-LCD also works as a viewfinder. The main display is a 2.0-inch, 65,536-color TFT LCD. The F251i also includes an antenna which flashes when the phone rings or at a previously specified time, like an alarm clock. A user can select the color of the light from among 12 choices.

DoCoMo will sell the D251i and F251i through all of the company’s sales channels. The price for the mobile phone is open (not fixed), while a standard accessory kit, which includes a battery pack, an AC adapter, and a desktop holder, costs 7,700 yen for the D251i and 6,400 yen for the F251i. An 8-megabyte Memory Stick Duo and its adaptor will be included with the D251i handset at no extra charge.

Main Specifications of D251i / F251i

Height x Width x Thickness(folded): 104 x 49 x 27 mm / 97 x 48 x 26 mm
Weight: Approx. 120 g / Approx. 105 g
Continuous stand-by time: Approx. 480 hours / Approx. 470 hours
Continuous talk time: Approx. 135 minutes / Approx. 140 minutes
Data-transmission speed: 9.6 kbps / 9.6 kbps
Body colors: Mode Metal, Silver Rose / Shine Rose, Futuring Silver


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