Nokia has started deliveries of the FOMA(TM) NM850iG 3G WCDMA smartphone to NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan. Marketed as the FOMA NM850iG in NTT DoCoMo, Inc.’s lineup, the 3G WCDMA/GSM (*1) dual mode device is expected to be commercially available in Japan from February 24.

FOMA NM850iG is made for NTT DoCoMo with an additional i-mode(TM) function, and features a stylish straight body, incorporating the S60 smartphone platform. Compatible with international roaming services (*2), within NTT DoCoMo’s international roaming service ‘WORLD WING’ area, the device supports voice calls, i-mode and i-mode mails, videophone (*3) from overseas using the same mobile phone number and i-mode mail address as used in Japan (*2). This allows users to enjoy the sophisticated functionality offered by FOMA NM850iG (*4) even while abroad (*2), as the ideal choice for those taking overseas business trips, overseas travelers (*5), as well as people who simply prefer a stylish design.

“We are extremely happy NTT DoCoMo chose to offer the FOMA NM850iG to Japanese consumers, and are excited about providing 3G handset for the first time to NTT DoCoMo at this very important time in the Japanese market,” said Tyler McGee, President, Nokia Japan. “NTT DoCoMo’s choice of the FOMA NM850iG means their customers will be able to benefit from its wide range of smartphone features, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, mobile broadband access with WCDMA networks and much more.”

“FOMA NM850iG also combines the benefits of 3G, EDGE and the leading smartphone platform S60. Offering mobile broadband access to multimedia content and video conferencing, the FOMA NM850iG is built for speed and smart working, offering high quality performance,” he added.

Based on Symbian OS, FOMA NM850iG is a tri-band handset designed to work on 3G (WCDMA), EDGE and 2G (GSM 900/1800/1900) networks around the world. Weighing 129 grams and measuring 110 x 60 x 21 mm, it also offers mobile broadband access to multimedia content.

With the built-in memory and in-box Reduced Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC), it is easy to store images and videos on the FOMA NM850iG. It incorporates a 1.3 megapixel camera sensor (effective resolution 1.23) and 1 to 6x variable digital zoom for picture and video capture. Its wide array of imaging features also include manual brightness and contrast adjustment, as well as a manual and automatic video editor.

FOMA NM850iG is Nokia’s first 3G WCDMA device delivered to NTT DoCoMo. Nokia Japan previously delivered to NTT DoCoMo a number of 2G terminals such as DoCoMo Nokia NM206, NM207, NM157, NM502i.

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