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14.1MP, Full 1080p HD Video Recording, waterproof; 14.1MP and 3x optical zoom; Mini Projector Symbian phones coming soon amongst 11 new Symbian^2 devices from NTT DOCOMO

Selection of the Symbian^2 handsets from NTT DOCOMO

An interesting tip from Catherine Donald (cheers!) – 11 new Symbian^2 (yes ^2) models are going to be coursing their way around Japan as Fujitsu and Sharp announce new Symbian handsets. There’s a lot of waterproofness going on here and being Japan, already going at it with 14.1MP and in build projector. It will be interesting to see how those 14.1MP pair fare against the Symbian N8. Also FULL 1080p HD video recording. Can it deliver?

Also – the flip form factor is living on strong – where as elsewhere it seems to have pretty much died with the RAZR fad.

What’s pretty cool is that over half of these handsets are expected this month of November. Some are expected later in Jan, Feb and March.

An incredible bit of Symbian Info:

A total of 143 Symbian-based models have either shipped or are in the process of being launched in Japan as of 8 November, 2010*1. More than 400 million units have shipped around the globe since the first Symbian-based device launched in 2000

So ok let’s get on with it. Today, Symbian announced that Symbian^2 platform (skipped by Nokia) is being used in 11 of the latest models unveilled by NTT DOCOMO (Japan). 5 of these handsets are from Fujitsu and 6 from Sharp.

Devices manufactured by Fujitsu:

  • docomo PRIME series™ F-01C – Slim, waterproof phone with customizable exterior. Quick- response touchscreen, Wi-Fi access-point capability and AR location radar. Shoots Full HD video.
  • docomo STYLE series™ F-02C – Cute waterproof phone with illuminated graphics on the front cover. The screen opens in two convenient ways and the phone is equipped with special energy-saving features.
  • docomo SMART series™ F-03C – Slim 12.9-mm waterproof body with 2-inch sub-display, handy touchpad to access mail, etc. when phone is closed, and multiple colors/textures for customizable exterior.
  • docomo STYLE series F-04C – Slider phone designed in collaboration with three popular boutiques from trendy “109” fashion building. Equipped with 1.3-megapixel inner camera and handy wheel-key.
  • docomo STYLE series F-05C – Simple, compact slider phone comes with easy-to-use wheel-key and other features for basic, user-friendly mobile functionality, including mail and more.

Devices manufactured by Sharp:

  • docomo PRIME series SH-01C – High-spec dust/waterproof phone with gradient coloring, AQUOS SHOT 14.1-megapixel CCD camera for Full HD. Wi-Fi access point capability and content sharing (DLNA).
  • docomo STYLE series SH-02C – Waterproof phone in monotone body accentuated with vivid trim, 9.6-megapixel camera and color organic EL sub-display, all packaged in a compact body.
  • docomo STYLE series SH-04C – Second model designed by accessory brand Q-pot.™, featuring a waterproof body, unique sweet biscuit motif, preinstalled content and coordinated fashion accessories.
  • docomo PRO series™ SH-05C – Full-touchscreen phone featuring AQUOS SHOT 14.1-megapixel CCD camera and optical 3x zoom lens for high-quality Full HD video and stills.
  • docomo PRO series SH-06C – Phone with embedded mini-projector to display photos and video on walls/screens, plus a large touchscreen for easy operation of projections
  • TOUCH WOOD SH-08C – Eco-friendly phone made with surplus wood culled from overgrown forests in Japan, featuring an ergonomic bean-shape body and pleasing natural-wood feel.

For more information on devices, please visit www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2010/001495.html.

Amsterdam, Symbian Exchange and Exposition (SEE 2010), 9 November, 2010 – Symbian today announced that the Symbian^2 platform is being used in eleven of the latest models that were unveiled by NTT DOCOMO, INC. on 8 November 2010. Five of these handset models are manufactured by Fujitsu Limited and six by Sharp Corporation.

Devices manufactured by Fujitsu:

docomo PRIME series F-01C

docomo STYLE series F-02C

docomo SMART series F-03C

docomo STYLE series F-04C

docomo STYLE series F-05C

Devices manufactured by Sharp:

docomo PRIME series SH-01C

docomo STYLE series SH-02C

docomo STYLE series SH-04C

docomo PRO series SH-05C

docomo PRO series SH-06C

TOUCH WOOD SH-08C

For more information on devices, please visit www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2010/001495.html.

A total of 143 Symbian-based models have either shipped or are in the process of being launched in Japan as of 8 November, 2010*1. More than 400 million units have shipped around the globe since the first Symbian-based device launched in 2000


  1. David
    November 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nokia skipped Symbian^2, not ^3, typo 😉

    • Dave
      November 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      Nope, its not a typo.

      S^2 is a variant of S^1 used primarily by Docomo. Its heavily restricted in the way you can install applications (ie. you can’t just go ahead and install any old signed S^1 application), connecting via USB apparently doesn’t allow you to browse the folder structure to throw on a bunch of pics/videos/music.

      iirc, some of these phones were first announced a good few months back.

  2. Keith
    November 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I suppose these 14MP phones are just about the numbers. They are not meant to compete with the N8. unless they have a decent size sensor and a good lens.

    But you know, it’s good for normal people. These are definitely gonna sell alot. People mostly just look at the MP number….

    • November 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      Yup. On a recent Canadian/American video review there were YouTube comments shocked that the N8 had 12 Megapixels.

      The half ignorant ones trying to be clever tried to point out that 12MP on a small sensor will be bad not knowing N8 had the BIGGEST sensor on any phone and several compact and megazoom digital cameras. Proven time and time again even with pixel by pixel comparison.

      Even comparison’s with DSLR shows N8 is not that far behind and some occasions produce more pleasant looking photos.

      • Keith
        November 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

        Yup, that review was by Jon on the phonedog channel (I guess that’s the one you’re talking about)

        And I read the comments and I only saw 2 things
        1) People going crazy over that 12 MP camera
        2) people dissing N8 and S^3.

        I personally hated that review even though I’m quite a fan of Jon. All he did was focus on the bad parts of N8 and tell people that it was terrible when in reality, it wasn’t. He didn’t even mention all the goodies like HDMI-Out, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 (which is the first time EVER on a phone), USB-on-the-Go, e
        amazing GPU, etc….

        And it’s not like Symbian^3 is terrible. S60 was terrible, S^3 has improved ALOT from that and is pretty nice to use. Besides, we will get the UI updates eh?

  3. John Wiegand-forson
    November 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    You can say whatever you want about the iOS, Android phones being better than the N8 these phones make ALL western phones look ancient in terms of specs at least and they run Symbian 2 !!!! 😀

    • Dave
      November 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

      Not sure about that – they’re incredibly locked down, probably have cameras that produce incredibly noisy and/or over processed images (and therefore lacking in detail), and are definitely very japanese in design ….

      Its only the one being waterproof and having the specs that really stands out.

  4. Stylinred
    November 9, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    japan always gets the awesome phones, shame they dont work here (well they do but u know what i mean)

  5. November 10, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Will it be available in India soon?

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