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Fujitsu Introduces docomo PRIME series™ F-01C

High-spec waterproof mobile phone featuring quick-response touchscreen display

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, November 16, 2010

Fujitsu today announced that its new docomo PRIME series F-01C mobile phone will be available in Japan from NTT DOCOMO, Inc. beginning November 19, 2010.

The F-01C is a 13.9mm thick, high-spec waterproof mobile phone that is equipped with a quick-response touchscreen display featuring vastly improved response time and tracking, enabling users to comfortably navigate menus and enjoy the mobile phone's full-featured browser by using touch commands.

After conducting a comprehensive customer satisfaction survey of docomo PRIME series users, Fujitsu has focused on further improving the responsiveness and tracking of the series' touchscreen displays. The F-01C dramatically improves the performance of the touchscreen, making it possible for users to seamlessly and effortlessly navigate menus, view captured photos, and operate the mobile phone's full-featured browser. As well, the F-01C carries a wide range of features, such as touchscreen writing technology, which allows users to write difficult-to-read kanji characters simply by using their fingers directly on the screen.

To make the most of its 13.2 megapixel camera, the new mobile phone is equipped with the Exmor® for mobile CMOS sensor and the Milbeaut® Mobile(1) image-processing engine for digital cameras. The F-01C also comes loaded with a variety of features that enable users to shoot high-definition footage. For still photography, features include a variety of new functions including quick shot, unlimited sequence photography, and blurred background modes that rival those of digital cameras. For video recording, the mobile phone is equipped with features such as Live Sound Full-HD & Zoom Mic, which enables users to further enjoy recording Full High-Definition video footage and HDMI output.

In terms of the F-01C's human-centric capabilities, it is equipped with a wide-range of advanced features to support users in their daily lives. These include an augmented reality-enabled location radar which displays information about restaurants and other retail establishments when the user simply points the mobile phone at them, a function that automatically recognizes the user's surrounding environment and switches the mobile phone settings to manner mode and automatic message reply accordingly, and a walking and running application featuring tips and advice from former marathon runner and Olympic gold medalist, Naoko Takahashi.

docomo PRIME series™ F-01C

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The F-01C's design features a 13.9mm thick body and a slim, newly-designed hinge, giving it a clean style similar to that of full-screen touchscreen mobile phones. Furthermore, as the first docomo PRIME series model to be chosen as part of the My Select series, the F-01C was also awarded the 2010 Good Design Award for its carefully crafted design. It is available in four colors: black, magenta, gold, and white.

Product Features

1. IPX5/8 water resistance(2) and IP5X dust resistance(3)
Users can enjoy one-segment TV broadcasts while taking a bath. In addition, the mobile phone features dust-resistance, so it can casually be used outdoors.

2. Quick-response touchscreen enables speedy operations
The F-01C is equipped with a quick-response touchscreen display featuring vastly upgraded responsiveness and tracking, thereby making mobile phones more enjoyable by using intuitive touch commands to operate the full-featured browser and edit photographs.

3. 13.2 megapixel high-spec camera

  • 13.2 megapixel CMOS sensor + high-resolution image-processing engine
    By combining the 13.2 megapixel Exmor® for mobile CMOS sensor, which creates high-definition images, with the high-resolution Milbeaut® Mobile(1) image-processing engine that enables high-speed continuous photography, the mobile phone reproduces high-quality images.
  • Quick loading camera boots in 0.5 seconds(4)
    The camera can load in only 0.5 seconds. Furthermore, with a shutter speed of 1.0 second, the quick shot mode allows users to record images the moment they press the shutter-release button (release time lag 0 seconds), making photography even more convenient.
  • Unlimited sequence photography mode(5) taking 7.5 shots per second in VGA size
    In this mode, the camera will continue to take photographs as long as the user holds the shutter-release button. As a result, users never miss the perfect snapshot. The camera will continue to take photographs until memory is full.
  • Blurred background mode
    Like an SLR camera, users can take photographs that increase the blurriness of the background behind the subject, enhancing the subject of the photo.
  • Free-angle LCD
    The mobile phone's screen can be rotated 270º. Users can take photographs from high or low angles.
  • Decorative effects
    Using the Tegaki Snap® feature, users can add handwritten comments or Deco-mail Pictograms® to stored photographs.

4. Full Hi-Definition video recording with enhanced audio capture

  • Full Hi-Definition video recording(6)
    The camera is capable of recording Full Hi-Definition video footage (1,920 × 1,080 resolution). The camera can begin recording in only 1.1 seconds.
  • Live Sound Full-HD & Zoom Mic(7)
    The mobile phone is equipped with a super surround sound microphone that can record high-quality stereo audio at 48kHz sampling, surpassing CD-quality. Furthermore, the Zoom Mic amplifies the audio signal depending on the camera zoom, making it possible to clearly record distant sounds.

5. Wi-Fi® compatibility(8) enables Wi-Fi® devices to simply connect to a network

  • Wireless LAN printing
    Users can wirelessly print captured photos using wireless LAN-compatible printers made by Canon and Epson. Images can also be downloaded to a PC, and users can quickly print photos from anywhere in close approximation without having to go through the trouble of transferring them from a microSD™ card (sold separately) or microSDHC™ card (sold separately). Users can also print addresses retrieved from the mobile phone's address book, enabling the creation of photograph-enhanced New Year's greeting cards.

6. Human-centric features

  • AR-enabled location radar(9)
    When the user simply points the mobile phone at a surrounding retail establishment, it will display information about the store in the form of various icons. Through collaboration with Tabelog®, Gourmet Navigator®, and Hot Pepper® restaurant review websites, users can search for nearby restaurants simply by keyword or rating.
  • Connectivity with medical devices
    The F-01C was the first mobile phone to ever receive certification from the Continua Health Alliance (CHA), and can connect with CHA-compliant medical devices.
  • Transportation and location-based public mode support
    The mobile phone is equipped with a support feature that switches the mobile phone's setting to public mode and automatic text reply in those situations such as when the user is riding the train and receives a telephone call or text. It is also equipped with location-based support features that recognizes areas where users frequently switch their mobile phones to public mode and where automatic text replying is often used. When the user approaches one of these areas, the mobile phone changes its settings accordingly.
  • Temperature and humidity index checker and wallpaper content
    The mobile phone can display temperature and humidity information measured by its built-in temperature and humidity sensors, in addition to the temperature and humidity indices, as well as advice provided by the Japan Weather Association. This data is also linked to the wallpaper images of the F-01C, with the facial expressions and clothing of the weather mascot changing depending on the weather.

7. Full-featured electronic multimedia dictionary(10)
The F-01C is equipped with a further-enhanced multimedia dictionary that contains data from 31 different language dictionaries (25 dictionaries + 6 specialty search volumes) covering Japanese, English, and Korean. Users can also perform combined searches to look up a word from multiple dictionaries at the same time.

8. Simple Deco-mail® features
With the push of a button, users can insert decorations (pictograms, Deco-mail Pictograms®, and Deco-mail® Decorations) into the body of the text messages they have composed.

9. docomo PRIME series first-ever My Select model with a wide selection of front panels and parts for stylizing
For a limited time, users can customize handsets to meet their individual tastes using DOCOMO's online shop. By selecting from over 10,000 different combinations of body panels, Kisekae Tools® and other components, users can stylize their mobile phones as they like.

Compatibility with Key Services

  • i-concier®
  • Data Security Service
  • MyArea™
  • i Bodymo™
  • DCMX®
  • iD™
  • Map application (docomo map navi)
  • World Wing® international roaming (3G+GSM)

Product Specifications

  • Size: 111 × 51 × 13.9 mm (18.6 mm at thickest point)
  • Weight: 125 g (with battery pack)
  • Continuous Standby Time:
    670 hours in FOMA 3G static (automatic)
    460 hours in FOMA 3G moving (automatic)
    480 hours in FOMA 3G moving (fixed 3G)
    330 hours in GSM static (automatic)
  • Continuous Talk Time:
    250 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
    130 minutes in FOMA 3G videophone mode
    320 minutes in GSM voice mode
  • Main Display: 3.4" TFT color LCD full wide VGA (480 × 854 dots)
  • Camera: 13.2 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
  • Colors: Black, Magenta, Gold, and White

  • [1] Milbeaut® Mobile

    An image-processing LSI for mobile phone use, which succeeded the technology of the image-processing engine "Milbeaut®" used for digital cameras.

  • [2] IPX5/8 water resistance

    The IPX5 designation indicates that the mobile phone can normally function after being sprayed with water from a nozzle with a diameter of 6.3 mm at a rate of 12.5 liters per minute from a distance of approximately 3m for a period of at least 3 minutes. The IPX8 designation, in the case of the F-01C, indicates that the mobile phone normally functions after being immersed in room-temperature tap water to a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes, and that the camera can also function while being underwater for 30 minutes.

  • [3] IP5X dust-resistance

    IP5X indicates that the mobile phone can be left in an environment with dust particles with a diameter of 75 µm or less for 8 hours, and continue to function and be used safely.

  • [4] Quick loading camera boots in 0.5 seconds

    0.5 seconds is the minimum length of time, however depending on how the camera is booted, it may take longer. 1.0 seconds is the minimum length of time. The quick shot mode is applicable only when taking standby display photos (480 × 854). Depending on shooting conditions, the duration may be longer. Photos taken the very instance that the shutter is pressed can be saved. 0 seconds is the minimum length of time, however depending on shooting conditions, the time lag may be longer. The quick shot mode and the unlimited sequence photography mode cannot be used at the same time.

  • [5] Unlimited Sequence Photography mode

    Can be configured using the following image sizes: VGA, wallpaper (480 × 854), Full HD (1,080 × 1,920), and 3M (1,536 × 2,048). A microSD™ card (sold separately) or microSDHC™ card (sold separately) is required to take photographs in Unlimited Sequence Photography mode. The Quick Shot mode and Unlimited Sequence Photography mode cannot be used simultaneously. The number of possible continuously captured photographs which can be stored depends on the available space of the microSD™ card (sold separately) or microSDHC™ card (sold separately).

  • [6] Full Hi-Definition video recording

    A microSD™ card (sold separately) or microSDHC™ card (sold separately) with a SD Speed Class greater than Class 4 is recommended for recording video in Full HD (1,080 × 1,920).

  • [7] Live Sound Full-HD & Zoom Mic

    The Zoom Mic and super surround sound microphone employs DiMAGIC, Inc.'s DVM™ (DiMAGIC Virtual Microphone) technology. DVM is a trademark for DiMAGIC's microphone directional control technology.

  • [8] Wi-Fi® compatibility

    Compatible with wireless LAN IEEE802.11 b/g specification.

  • [9] AR-enabled location radar

    To use this, packet communication fees will apply. Depending on the usage situation, these fees may be expensive. Please ensure to use packet flat-rate services such as Pake-hodai double.

  • [10] Multimedia dictionary

    The multimedia dictionary data are provided in the DVD included in the mobile phone package. To access this data, the dictionary data from the DVD must be saved on a microSD™ card (sold separately) or a microSDHC™ card (sold separately) using a PC. To save the entire dictionary stored on the DVD, it is recommended that there be at least 2GB of free recording space on the microSD™ card or microSDHC™ card.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 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$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see:

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Docomo PRIME series, FOMA, i-Mode, iMenu, WORLD WING, DCMX, iD, Kisekae Tool, Decome, Decome Pictographs, Simple Decome, docomo map navi, MyArea, i-concier, i Bodymo, and Data Security Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Exmor is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
Milbeaut is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited.
My Select is a registered trademark of NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.
microSD, microSDHC are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Tabelog is a registered trademark of, Inc.
Gourmet Navigator is a registered trademark of GOURMET NAVIGATOR INC.
Hot Pepper is a registered trademark of Recruit Co., Ltd.
Utamoji is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Limited.
All other product or company names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective firms.

Date: 16 November, 2010
City: Tokyo
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