Fujitsu today announced that its new docomo PRIME series F-04B mobile phone will be available from NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in Japan beginning March 26, 2010.
The F-04B features the world's first(1) separable handset, allowing the display and keyboard units to be detached from each other. By detaching the phone's keyboard from the display, users can easily send e-mails or search their address book while talking. When the display is attached to the keyboard, the phone slides open and closed. Since the display has a touch-screen, it can operate independently of the keyboard, allowing the phone to take whatever shape that best suits the user's needs. A projector unit (sold separately)(2) is also available, which makes it possible for users to view mobile phone contents on a large screen, adding scalability to the handset.
To keep up with advances in mobile-phone functionality and services, Fujitsu has offered such unique and innovative designs as the rotate-screen sliding phone. The new docomo PRIME series F-04B is based on a "freestyle design" concept, allowing it to be used in whatever way the user wants—as a familiar slider phone, or with the keyboard detached from the display, or as a slim 9.8-mm touch-screen device. The detached mode gives users an unprecedented ability to have phone conversations while using the screen to look up phone numbers, check schedules, read/send e-mails, browse the Internet, and watch "One-Seg" TV broadcasts. This flexibility opens up entirely new ways of using the phone.
The keyboard unit can be used either as a numeric keypad or a QWERTY keyboard for faster typing. The revolutionary keyboard unit contains its own microphone and speaker, allowing it to be used on its own for phone calls. The display unit can also be attached to a projector unit, enabling users to view mobile phone contents, such as one-segment TV, photo albums, and other documents, on a large screen of up to 66". Other optional units for attaching to the screen will be introduced in the future, extending the phone capabilities even further.
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The phone is available in two colors: (1) a sophisticated and mature black that represents both functionality and fashion, and (2) an urbane, modern white that suits men and women alike.
FOMA® High-Speed (7.2 Mbps)
WORLD WING® international roaming service (GSM+3G)
Size: 114 × 51 × 20 mm, 19.6mm at thinnest point (Display unit thickness: 9.8mm, 12.8mm at thickest point)
Weight: 169g, 87g (display unit only), 82g (keyboard unit only)
Continuous Standby Time (FOMA/3G attached):
~600 hours in FOMA 3G static (automatic)
~360 hours in FOMA 3G moving (automatic)
~380 hours in FOMA 3G moving (fixed 3G)
~320 hours in GSM static (automatic)
Continuous Standby Time (FOMA/3G detached):
~250 hours in FOMA 3G static (automatic)
~190 hours in FOMA 3G moving (automatic)
~200 hours in FOMA 3G moving (fixed 3G)
~150 hours in GSM static (automatic)
Continuous Talk Time (FOMA/3G attached):
~300 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
~170 minutes in FOMA 3G videophone mode
~300 minutes in GSM voice mode
Continuous Talk Time (FOMA/3G detached):
~160 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
~90 minutes in FOMA 3G videophone mode
~160 minutes in GSM voice mode
Main Display: 3.4" TFT color LCD wide VGA (480 × 960 dots)
Back side: 12.2 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
Front side: 0.32 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
Colors: Black and White
Network connection: In detached mode, the display and keyboard are connected via Bluetooth.
 World's first
As of November 10, 2009, according to research by Fujitsu.
 Projector unit
If the display unit and projector unit F01 (sold separately) are connected via Bluetooth, only still images, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents can be displayed.
 Conventional projector
Special cables may be required to connect the F01 projector to certain devices. The projector unit may not work with all devices.
 Clipped to the user's waist
The keyboard unit must be placed in the correct position when conducting measurements. Measurements are also possible when the display and keyboard units are attached.
 Physical exertion
Based on the "Exercise and Physical Activity Guide for Health Promotion 2006," the latest guidelines recommended by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, this is an index of physical exertion expressed in terms of METs (metabolic equivalents of task) and Ex (exercise rate).
 Accurately measure calories expended
While the phone is placed in a carrying case (sold separately) and fixed to the user's waist.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
docomo PRIME series, FOMA, iMode, iConcierge, WORLD WING, DCMX, iD, and Decome-Anime are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Date: 23 March, 2010
Company: Fujitsu Limited
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