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Japan launch for Fujitsu mobile phone

Fujitsu has released its most advanced mobile video phone in NTT DoCoMo's third-generation line-up.

The F2102V, runs Symbian's operating system and supports NTT DoCoMo's Foma 3G mobile service. Foma is based on the Wideband Code Division Multiple Access standard.

The has a "longer battery life, is smaller in size, and weighs less", compared with its predecssor, the F2051, said NTT DoCoMo spokesman Takuya Ori.

The F2102V has twin digital charge-coupled device cameras, enabling videoconferencing, and runs a variant of the Symbian 6.1 operating system.

It weighs 115g and measures 101mm by 50mm by 26mm when folded, and has a 5.6cm-wide, semi-transparent liquid crystal display capable of displaying 65,536 colours.

The handset enables web browsing and can also send video e-mail to other 3G terminals, and the CCD cameras are equipped with auxiliary lights to capture video and photographs in dim light.

The outer CCD camera is capable of capturing images of 330,000 pixels and the inner CCD camera is capable of 110,000 pixels. The phone also bundles Advanced Audio Coding compression for playback and to distribute CD-quality sound. The phone comes with MiniSD (Mini Secure Digital) memory card to save images and videos.

A desktop holder shipping with the phone has a USB port, allowing users to synchronise and back up calendar and contact information, or transfer images to a PC.

The phone also has Secure Sockets Layer client authentication to enable secure mobile payments and other e-commerce transactions over networks. Stand-by time of the phone is estimated at approximately 310 hours and a talk-time of 130 minutes. The video phone has a run time of 90 minutes.

The phone's estimated price is $255; an optional accessory kit containing a battery pack, an AC adapter and a desktop holder is available for $40.

Agam Shah writes IDG News Service


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