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Fujitsu introduces 12.2 megapixel waterproof mobile phone

The new water-resistant docomo PRIME Series F-01B mobile phone (by Fujitsu) features a 3.4-inch touchscreen display and a 12.2 megapixel camera. The new phone utilizes Fujitsu's Milbeaut Mobile image-processing engine, and incorporates a number of photographic-assistance features, such as the face recognition function, which recognizes specific individuals in the frame: tracking focus function to capture subjects in motion; high-sensitivity mode equivalent to ISO 25600; super digital zoom function, and a 28 mm wide-angle lens...

PRESS SUMMARY

The PRIME series F-01B at NTTdocomo (japanese)Fujitsu today announced that the new docomo PRIME Series F-01B mobile phone, manufactured by Fujitsu, will be available from NTT DOCOMO, INC. as of November 20, 2009. In addition to Fujitsu's pioneering water-resistant (IPX5/ IPX7/IPX8) and dust-resistant (IP5X) features, the F-01B includes a large 3.4" touchscreen display and a 12.2 megapixel camera, combining uncompromising functionality with sophisticated design in a high-performance waterproof mobile phone.

To make the most of its 12.2 megapixel camera, the new phone utilizes Fujitsu's Milbeaut® Mobile image-processing engine, and incorporates a number of photographic-assistance features, such as the face recognition function, which recognizes specific individuals in the frame: tracking focus function to capture subjects in motion; high-sensitivity mode equivalent to ISO 25600; super digital zoom function ; and a 28 mm wide-angle lens. With these features, the docomo PRIME Series F-01B phone achieves previously unattainable levels of mobile photography.

The large 3.4" touchscreen display brings operability to a new level. The touchscreen writing technology allows users to write text and symbols using their fingers directly on the screen, as well as add comments to their photos. The finger stamp feature allows users to apply stamp designs to photo images easily.

With the "ETGA Swing Lesson" golf-swing application, the new model takes a step forward in the pedometer and activity-monitoring technology that Fujitsu has incorporated into its previous mobile phones. This application extracts body-motion data collected by sensors built into the mobile, uses it to analyze the arc of the user's golf swing, and assesses and provides feedback based on the golf principles developed by professional golfer, Mr. Tadashi Ezure. It helps users improve their golf swing by comparing each new swing to the user's previous best.

Product Features

1. 12.2 megapixel camera Milbeaut® Mobile image-processing engine

The 12.2 megapixel camera utilizes the high-speed, high-accuracy Milbeaut® Mobile image-processing engine, which faithfully captures subtle details and tone variations in photos.

Face recognition

The camera recognizes pre-registered facial images and gives priority to them as the main subjects for autofocus. By linking this to the "smile finder," the photo is automatically taken as soon as its subjects are smiling.

"Smile Finder"

This feature takes the photo automatically when it detects that its subjects are smiling. It automatically recognizes when the smiling facial image is facing the camera, and takes the photo when the smile reaches a certain intensity.

2. IPX5/7/8 water resistance and IP5X dust resistance (patent pending)

The mobile phone is capable of an advanced level of water resistance, meeting the IPX8 standard which allows the camera to be used underwater at a depth of 1.5 m . It also meets the IP5X standard for dust resistance.

3. Advanced human-sensing technologies

"ETGA Swing Lesson" golf-swing analyzer application

Using 3D motion-sensing technology (patent pending), the application monitors golf-swing movements when the phone is clipped to the user's waist and automatically measures it. Using this data, the phone provides a diagnosis of the swing and advice for improvement based on the principles developed by professional golfer, Mr. Tadashi Ezure.

"Exercise Monitor"

With a custom engine that uses a physical exertion measurement algorithm to accurately measure calories expended, the "Exercise Monitor" gives a real-time display of the user's exercise intensity when the phone is clipped to the waist.

"Location Radar"

By launching this iAppli from the map search function, both the direction and distance to the user's destination will be shown whether it be convenience stores, fast-food restaurants, banks, or other unfamiliar locations.

4. Link with Blu-ray Disc recorder(selected models only)

Television programs stored on a Blu-ray Disc recorder can be transferred to a microSD™ memory card for viewing on the mobile phone, keeping the excellent picture quality intact, while giving users the convenience to watch shows whenever they want.

5. Fingerprint sensor

The new mobile phone retains the fingerprint sensor used on many previous Fujitsu models. By recording the user's fingerprint in advance, the mobile phone indentifies its owner through fingerprint authentication, in lieu of having to type in a 4-8 digit password.

Additional information: The PRIME series F-01B at NTTdocomo (japanese)
November 16, 2009
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