NTT DoCoMo and LG Electronics to jointly develop dual-mode 3G FOMA handset

Jun 13, 2005

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and LG Electronics, Inc. announced today a basic agreement to jointly develop a dual-mode 3G FOMA handset that works on both W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS networks, aiming at commercialization in the spring of 2006.

The new handset will be dual-mode handset capable of international roaming and equipped for all basic FOMA functions, including videophone and i-mode mobile Internet access. No more details were disclosed.

NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 44 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA.

LG Electronics, Inc. is a global force in electronics, information and communications products with 2004 annual sales of US $38 billion (consolidated). With more than 66,000 employees working in 76 subsidiaries in 39 countries around the world, LG Electronics is comprised of four main business companies including Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display, Digital Media.

Explore further: Can NextRadio app help make radio relevant for a digital audience?

Related Stories

DoCoMo's promise of a beyond-3G phone

May 11, 2006

For some, having a MP3 player, camera, video player, organizer and Internet access on a single mobile phone simply isn't good enough. The picture quality must be better, as must the sound. But most importantly, the download ...

First 3G Smart-Card Handset

Aug 09, 2004

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced that they will market the FOMA® "F900iC", which is the first 3G smart-card handset that is compatible with i-mode FeliCa Service for mobile wallet applic ...

Recommended for you

Solar Impulse 2 pilot becomes aviation legend

4 hours ago

At 62 years of age, Swiss Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg has made aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific that he has called "an interior journey".

Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals

4 hours ago

Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals.

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

5 hours ago

Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.