DoCoMo intros FOMA 900i, 3G power phones

Dec 18 2003 - 01:30 PM ET | 3G, DoCoMo, Panasonic
NTT DoCoMo has announced its latest offering, the FOMA 900i series. The entire series is shipping with a Macromedia Flash browser, a first for 3G handsets. Expect to see them early next year. The notables in the 5-phone series are: * Deco-mail - HTML enabled email, akin to that of desktop PCs. * Chara-den - avatar based video phone chat where instead of real faces, animated characters are used. * Chaku-motion - the use of both video and high-quality music to signal incoming calls. * Up to 2-megapixel cameras * Memory card slots The exact specifications of the handsets are unnannounced, as are the actual handset model names or makers. However, details are swirling. It appears to be: * N900i from NEC * 900i from Panasonic * F900i from Fujitsu * D900i from Mitsubishi * SH900i from Sharp