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NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New i-mode Handset Featuring Dual Cameras

NTT DoCoMo announces the new P504iS mobile phone with built-in camera. What sets this mobile phone apart from the rest of the recently announced pack is that it's got two built-in cameras. The external 110,000-pixel CCD camera, located on the backside of the phone, lets users take scenic or group photos, while a second built-in camera on the inner main display enables self-portrait shots. A variety of background frames can be downloaded and superimposed with still images...

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NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New i-mode Handset Featuring Dual Cameras - digital camera and photography newsTOKYO, JAPAN, November 8, 2002 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will begin selling its  P504iS dual-camera-equipped handset from November 12, 2002. The P504iS is the first in DoCoMo's new 504iS series of camera-equipped handsets, which will be positioned as the most advanced PDC-based i-mode phones.

Introduced earlier this year, the enhanced  504i series offers packet data transmission speeds of up to 28.8 Kbps, infrared communications and java capability. DoCoMo decided to introduce the 504iS series of phones with built-in cameras following the successful launch of its i-shot™ compatible camera-equipped mova 251i series. i-shot service has proved a major hit with the Japanese market, gaining 2 million users in approximately 4 months.

The new P504iS can be used with the popular i-shot service that allows transmission of still images taken with compatible mobile phones. The model is the first DoCoMo mobile phone to feature two built-in cameras. With a 2.1-inch 65,536 TFT color screen and a 1.1 inch sub-display, the P504iS measures a mere 18.8 mm when folded, making it the thinnest camera-equipped DoCoMo handset on the market.

The product's external 110,000-pixel CCD camera, located on the backside of the phone, lets users take scenic or group photos, for example, while a second built-in camera on the inner main display enables self-portrait shots.

A variety of background frames can be downloaded from dedicated i-mode sites and superimposed with still images. Users can also download animated i-ppli™ frames and, by combining them with original photos, create their own screensavers. In addition, the P504iS incorporates an infrared communications port that allows it to exchange photos with other P504iS phones.

The P504iS will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the phone will be open (unfixed), while its standard accessory kit, including battery back, AC adaptor and desktop holder, will cost 7,300 yen.


Main Specifications of mova P504iS

Height x width x thickness (folded) 100 x 50 x 18.8 mm
Weight Approx. 110 g
Continuous stand-by time Approx. 550 hours
Continuous talk time Approx. 140 minutes
Data transmission speeds Receiving: up to 28.8 Kbps
Sending: up to 9.6 Kbps
External interface Infrared communications port
Body colors Cool Silver, Black Grid, Casual Pink
November 11, 2002
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