TOKYO, JAPAN, February 16, 2012 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced two Android™-compatible mobile devices. One is a smartphone called the AQUOS PHONE™ SH-06D, and the second is a tablet called MEDIAS TAB N-06D. The two devices are the first in Japan that are compatible with the V-High multimedia broadcasting service. Users of the two devices will be able to watch mmbi, Inc.’s NOTTV, a mobile multimedia broadcasting station that will begin operating on April 1.
NOTTV is a new terrestrial broadcasting service and its stakeholders include Docomo and Dentsu, and also private-sector broadcasters. This service will use frequencies that became available when the broadcast of analog TV ended in July 2011. During the first year NOTTV will be available mainly in the Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka areas, but there are plans to then gradually extend the coverage.
The waterproof AQUOS PHONE™ SH-06D smartphone features a 4.5-inch high-definition glass-less 3D display with a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU. It comes with a tabletop holder equipped with a built-in antenna that enables viewing of multimedia broadcasts while the smartphone is charging in the holder. The SH-06D smartphone is compatible with DOCOMO’s Osaifu-Keitai™ mobile-wallet services and can receive already existing one-seg mobile TV.
The MEDIAS TAB N-06D tablet, the world’s thinnest (9.9 mm) waterproof tablet, is compatible with DOCOMO’s “Xi” LTE service. It boasts a large 7-inch WXGA high-definition display, weighs just 350 grams and is equipped with high-quality audio speakers. It also runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU and is compatible with both Osaifu-Keitai™ and one-seg services.
The smartphone and tablet will be sold in Japan only from March and April respectively, and the basic service fee for NOTTV will be 420 yen/month. (about €4/month or $5.26/month)