NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today the development of the 3G FOMA 901iS series, five handsets equipped for mobile-wallet e-money, ticketing and other handy mobile smart-card functions.
DoCoMo expects the new series to fuel the continued nationwide expansion of convenient mobile-wallet services. The 901iS is also expected to further boost the popularity of handsets equipped with FeliCa IC card technology, which have sold more than 3.34 million units to date.
Image above: SH901iS
The 901iS is DoCoMo's first series in which all models are equipped for mobile-wallet functions. Approximately 20,000 stores are offering mobile-wallet services nationwide (as of April 1, 2005).
The five 901iS handsets are equipped with several security features to prevent malicious use. In the event that a 901iS phone is misplaced, for example, the owner can call a designated phone number to lock the phone remotely. It can also be programmed to lock automatically if left unused for a specified period. In addition, it can be locked manually by simply pushing a button.
901iS handsets can also be used in cells where FOMA base stations transmit, such as mountainous areas where regular FOMA signals are not available.
PDF file capability
Adobe Reader LE enables 901iS phones to view PDF files downloaded from i-mode sites. All basic PDF functions are possible, including scrolling, paging, text searches, bookmarks and page rotation. In addition, i-mode technology enables the user to quickly e-mail the file, as well as dial a number or navigate to a Web link in the file.
Switching between videophone and voice-only communication is possible during connection with another 901iS handset.
Automatic clock set
The internal clock is automatically set each time the handset is switched on (D901iS, F901iS and P901iS models).
Menu icon templates
Icon sets for the menu screen can be downloaded as i-appli templates (N901iS, P901iS and SH901iS models).
Features in common with existing 901i series
3D surround sound
Deco-Mail to decorate e-mails with backgrounds, etc.
G-GUIDE interactive TV guide and recording programmer
Security scanning for virus mail and websites
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