NTT Docomo to Launch Card-Size Phone

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--NTT Docomo Inc. <9437> has said that it will launch a business card-size smartphone in late November.

The 5.3-millimeter-thick smartphone with a weight of some 47 grams will have simple features, such as calling, short messaging and Internet search. It is not equipped with any camera.

NTT Docomo President Kazuhiro Yoshizawa told a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday that the new model is suitable for going out lightly dressed, indicating the company's hope to meet demand for having both compact and multifunctional phones.

The compact smartphone with a touch screen monochrome display will be priced at some 32,000 yen, but two-year subscribers can buy the model for effectively some 10,000 yen. The monthly phone plan will range from 1,933 yen.

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