Thursday, October 10, 2013
DoCoMo To Release 9 Smartphones With 50-Hour Battery Life
TOKYO (Nikkei)--NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437) said Thursday it will begin selling 16 models from its winter and spring product lineup, including smartphones and tablet computers, on Oct. 11. All nine new smartphone models to be released will feature 50-hour battery life and data communication speeds that are nearly 1.5 times faster than conventional models.
During the summer shopping season, DoCoMo attracted subscribers by heavily subsidizing two models, one from Sony Corp. (6758) and the other from Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea. This time, however, DoCoMo President Kaoru Kato said the company will focus on three models, one each from Sharp Corp. (6753), Fujitsu Ltd. (6702) and Sony.
(The Nikkei, Oct. 10 evening edition)