NTT Docomo unveiled its “2014 winter/2015 spring” mobile device line-up, which while dominated by smartphones also includes feature phones, tablets and a wearable targeting children.
All of the operator’s smartphones – supplied by vendors Samsung, Fujitsu, Sony and Sharp – include VoLTE support for “stable, high-quality” voice calls. Five of the smartphones, as well as the two tablets, support simultaneous LTE and WiFi downloads.
New smartphones are Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Active and curved-screen Galaxy Note Edge; Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact; the Fujitsu-made Arrows NX F-02G; and Sharp’s Aquos Zeta SH-01G (pictured) and “Disney Mobile on Docomo” SH-02G.
The Disney device is the seventh offered by the operator in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, featuring “unique designs and content”.
Tablets come in the form of Fujitsu’s Arrows Tab F-03G and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.4, both of which include LTE support. Feature phones are 3G devices from Panasonic (P-01G) and NEC Casio (N-01G).
The portfolio also includes the latest version of its Raku-Raku (easy-to-use) device line, the Fujitsu F-01G, which is the first to be water-resistant. Also on the list is “Kids’ Phone HW-01G”, a stripped-down impact-resistant device manufactured by Huawei “designed specifically for pre-teens”.
And Huawei is also the manufacturer of “Docotch 01”, a wrist wearable targeting younger users.
Finally, Docomo is offering a pair of WiFi routers (from Huawei and LG Electronics), supporting its LTE Advanced services.