Japanese number one operator NTT Docomo announced another of its broad handset portfolio refreshes, including its first full HD smartphones, and products which link with home electronics systems.
Including devices from NEC Casio, Sharp, Panasonic, Sony, Fujitsu, Huawei and LG, the smartphone line is powered by Android 4.1 – with the exception of Sharp’s SH-05E “Smartphone for Juniors”.
And the line is as high-spec as you would expect from the Japanese operator: quad-core processors are common across the line, while NFC, LTE and digital TV receivers are almost ubiquitous.
Also announced was the SmartTV dstick device, an HDMI peripheral which can be controlled remotely using Docomo smartphones and Bluetooth.
This provides access to a range of the operator’s media content to be viewed on a television, “at no extra cost”.
Additional features have also been added to the Twonky Beam app supported by Docomo, which enables smartphones to play full-HD content stored on a user’s home recording devices.
Handsets in the portfolio include Sony’s recently announced Xperia Z flagship (pictured), LG Electronics’ Optimus G Pro, Huawei’s Ascend D2 and Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z.