NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will market a new Pocket PC 2002 PDA. The Musea will be the first PDA compatible with DoCoMo’s M-stage visual, a video content distribution service for downloading or streaming content such as movies, news and sports.
The musea name was chosen to evoke the image of an art museum, and to emphasize how clear images appear when viewed on the large 3.5-inch screen (either still or moving images).
The musea will also be compatible with DoCoMo’s infogate PDA portal service*-giving access to a wide range of online content and services-and supports four types of DoCoMo wireless connection: FOMA-based packet transmission, PDC packet transmission, DoPa PDC circuit-switched transmission, or PHS.
With PHS-when using DoCoMo’s CompactFlash-type ‘P-in series’ card in the CF Type II card slot-a ‘Wake On Radio’ feature is available to automatically start up and send or retrieve e-mail upon moving into a PHS service area.
Among the various Windows-based applications available for the Pocket PC 2002 OS, is ‘Auto Web Recorder’, to record and store web-pages for offline browsing.
The slim, aluminum-case musea will be sold from September 6, 2002, through all DoCoMo sales channels. The retail price is open (not fixed).
*From August 23, 2002, subscriptions for infogate, M-stage music, M-stage visual, and mopera location service can be combined into a single infogate service contract.