NTT DoCoMo announced today that they will market the FOMA F900iC, making it the first 3G smart-card handset that is compatible with i-mode FeliCa Service for mobile wallet applications. Sales will begin on August 7, 2004.
DoCoMo’s revolutionary new service and smart-card handsets may be used for a variety of unprecedented functions that were previously possible only with IC cards, including train travel, debit card (electronic money) and credit card-based withdrawals and transactions, and personal identification. Smart-card handsets users will be able to enjoy these i-mode FeliCa services at locations such as airports, cinemas and convenience stores.
F900iC is characterized by its high security functions. It can be locked using a password and sweep-type fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorized access to smart card functions and phone numbers. Furthermore a private or public phone can be pre-registered in the handset to enable remote locking of the smart card functions or the entire phone itself if the handset is lost or misplaced. In addition, enhanced privacy mode prevents third parties from activating i-appli applications required to use the i-mode FeliCa service.
The new handset is equipped with an auto focus CCD camera with 1.28 mega-pixel resolution and a 2.4-inch (QVGA) main LCD with 262,144-color TFT.
F900iC will go on sale at all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset will be open (unfixed), and the battery pack will cost 2,100 yen. The standard accessory pack includes a 16MB miniSD memory card and adapter. An optional AC adaptor will cost 945 yen, and a desktop holder will cost 630 yen.
Main Specifications of the F900iC
Size(folded): 104 x 51 x 26 mm
Weight: Approx. 128 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time: Approx. 450 hours (static), 340 hours (dynamic)
Continuous Talk Time: Approx. 160 minutes
Continuous Video Calling: Approx. 100 minutes
Main LCD: Approx. 2.4 inches (320 x 240 dots);
262,144 colors; QVGA; TFT
Sub LCD: Approx. 1.1inches (96 x 72 dots); 4,096 colors; Organic EL
External Memory Device: miniSD Memory Card
Camera Outer: CCD camera Effective resolution: 1.28 mega pixels Recorded resolution: 1.23 mega pixels
Inner: CMOS camera Effective resolution: 110,000 pixels Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels
Colors: Orange, Red, Purple Silver, Titan Black
Dynamic stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is in transit and remains closed within an area where reception is normal.
Static stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is motionless.