FOMA


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FOMA

(Freedom Of Mobile Multimedia Access) A family of 3G cellphone services from NTT DoCoMo in Japan. Introduced in 2001, and falling under the UMTS 3G umbrella, FOMA was based on WCDMA but was incompatible with UMTS handsets until 2004. FOMA High Speed uses the HSDPA technology, which is significantly faster than WCDMA. See i-mode, HSPA and cellular generations.
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* Xi and FOMA are only available to subscribers in Japan.
* NTT DOCOMO's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
The play ends with two weddings: Solovey marries Zabava, and Foma marries Amelfa.
The terminal also offers maximum uplinks and downlinks at 384kb/s in the FOMA service area and is compliant with Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional Windows XP Home Edition and Windows 2000 Professional (Japanese versions only).
The N902iX is able to achieve packet downlinks of up to 3.6Mb/s in FOMA HIGH-SPEED areas, which will cover all of central Tokyo from 31 August, with all of Japan's main cities to be covered by the end of October this year.
FOMA NM850iG is made for NTT DoCoMo with an additional i-modeTM function, and features a stylish straight body, incorporating the S60 smartphone platform.
Finnish telecomms solutions provider Nokia said on Thursday (16 February) that it had started deliveries of the FOMA NM850iG 3G WCDMA smartphone to NTT DoCoMo Inc in Japan.
By 2007 Oki expects to complete a large-scale private IP Centrex system for Sapporo Breweries with 1,800 IP telephones and 900 FOMA Wireless LAN Dual Network Handset(2) connected to 43 locations nationwide.
TI's OMAP family of application processors has been used by NTT DoCoMo's handset partners for three consecutive years for NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 3G series of mobile phones.
NTT DoCoMo suspends sales of Fujitsu's FOMA handset model
The introduction of the new line-up has been anticipated as an indication of DoCoMo's ability to capture new customers in 2004 for its two-year old 3G (third-generation) service known as FOMA.
DoCoMo president Keiji Tachikawa said the move comes in response to the need to reduce the development and production costs of new handsets for the Japanese mobile operator's FOMA 3G service.