KDDI Releases New au Mobile Phone Line-Up
—Diverse range includes "Book Phone" ideal for reading, a compact, waterproof sports model, Japan's first full Hi-Vision model, and SOLAR PHONE—

May 25, Tokyo-From May 29, 2009, KDDI and Okinawa Cellular will start to release a new line-up of thirteen au mobile phones.

KDDI presents eight new handsets designed to create new lifestyles and blend in with customers' daily life. In total, the new line-up comprises thirteen models, including four under the already-announced "iida" brand, plus the E06SH for commercial users.

The "biblio" is an optimal model for reading, with a 7 GB data folder enabling users to carry a shelf-full of books around, and a 3.5-inch Full Wide VGA++ [1] screen supporting touch operation. The "Sportio water beat" is a compact, waterproof model for the sports scene. The "Mobile Hi-Vision CAM Wooo" is Japan's first [2] mobile phone with full Hi-Vision shooting capability, while the SOLAR PHONE SH002 is the world's first [3] waterproof model with a solar panel, enabling solar-powered battery charging.

Customers can choose from a diverse line-up: The T002 is a waterproof model with a full range of features plus Global Passport support, enabling it to be used overseas as well. The waterproof, impact-resistant G'zOne CA002, is the latest model in the G'zOne series of durable handsets. The K002 is a stylish, slim model supporting mobile TV; it has a 2-megapixel camera and 3.0-inch IPS screen in a body just 10.9 mm thick. The Simple Keitai K003 offers a sophisticated design, while making all kinds of features and operations easy to use.

The release schedule for the new models will be announced separately.

  • [1] 480 x 960 dot resolution
  • [2] Survey by manufacturer. (As of May 2009)
  • [3] Survey by ROA Group. (As of March 2009)
  • * Wooo is a registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd.
  • * G'zOne is a registered trademark of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
  • * The information contained in the news releases is current at the time of publication.
    Products, service fees, service content and specifications, contact information, and other details are subject to change without notice.

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