NTT DOCOMO unveils 11 new mobile devices in 2013 summer lineup


NTT DOCOMO on Wednesday unveiled its 2013 summer lineup of 11 models, including nine smartphones, one tablet and one Raku-Raku smartphone, for launch in Japan. The new collection meets a broad range of mobile needs for both existing smartphone users and first-time owners seeking enhanced safety and security along with extra-convenient and innovative solutions.

Some of the features are as follows:

-- All models with large-capacity batteries rated at 2,000mAh or more, capable of more than 45 hours of normal browsing, app use and talk time. Five models equipped with batteries over 2,500mAh. -- Four smartphones offering touch-free operation of apps by simply hovering a finger over the screen. -- Two smartphones installed with "docomo Simple UI," an extra-easy user interface for smartphone beginners. -- Nine smartphones and one tablet compatible with NOTTV, the V-high multimedia broadcasting service in Japan. Live and programmed video recording for NOTTV are offered for the first time. -- One smartphone and one tablet compatible with the high-resolution Full Seg terrestrial digital TV service. -- All models compatible with DOCOMO's XiTM LTE mobile service for a maximum downlink of 100Mbps in the 2GHz, 1.5GHz and 800MHz bands. -- All smartphones and one tablet equipped with enhanced quad-core CPUs for maximized enjoyment of mobile games and video content. -- Nine smartphones equipped for Type A/B and FeliCa NFC standards, of which eight smartphones are compatible with various Type A/B mobile payment services overseas.

The 2013 summer lineup includes the Raku-Raku SMART PHONE2, the new version of the Raku-Raku SMART PHONE launched in August 2012. As a special introductory offer, the "Xi Raku-Raku Pake-hodai" flat-rate packet service costing just 2,980 yen per month will launch with the Raku-Raku SMART PHONE2.

The lineup includes new body colors for two popular feature phones that were launched in the 2012 winter lineup.

Two models have been specially designed to enable easy operation with one hand.

In conjunction with the 2013 summer lineup, DOCOMO has reorganized its mobile devices into the following categories: docomo Smartphone, docomo Feature Phone, docomo Tablet, docomo Raku-Raku PHONE and docomo Kids&Juniors.

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Wow. This article is so vague it looks like a paid ad by Raku Raku.

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Call me sentimental but I miss the old school late 90's early 2000's clam shell flip phones by DoCoMo. The quality of the phone build was amazing. Using it, flipping it open etc. was like a well built watch. The new generic iphone clones are getting a little hopeless feeling. We already have a laptop and a tablet...

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Just get me a smartphone that doesn't need to be super fast or ultra bright that can survive at least a full day on one charge. Oh, it sounds like they may have done it unlike my iPhone which won't last 3 hours of video time.

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Cant wait for the Samsung S4 coming on the 23rd!

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Are you willing to pay all that money for a S4?????

Most phones this year are very fast, more than what you will ever need. theres no need to spend all that money only for looks.

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I'll use my points and i like the screen size my eye are too old for other phones small screens.

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WTF is Raku-Raki? Souks like a disease, wish the writer would explain things better. Shouldn't have to do a search.

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