Fujitsu Introduces Docomo STYLE Series F-02C Mobile Phone

Fujitsu LogoTokyo (November 22, 2010) – Fujitsu today announced that its new docomo STYLE series F-02C mobile phone will be available in Japan from NTT DOCOMO, Inc. beginning November 27, 2010.

The F-02C is based on a new concept that allows users to have fun changing the mobile phone’s design depending on their mood on a particular day by interchanging a decorative “feeling piece”, expressing the user’s mood, on the bottom of the handset.

Fujitsu is also releasing a premium model in collaboration with ANTEPRIMA, a fashion brand popular with women, featuring premium accessories, including a “feeling piece” ornamented with a flower motif, as well as an original mini-wirebag strap.

The 13.2mm thick waterproof handset is equipped with built-in temperature and humidity sensors. Depending on changes in the surrounding temperature and humidity, the sensors trigger illuminations to light up the phone’s outer case in various color gradations accordingly, as well as prompting screensaver designs to change.

With the release of the F-02C, Fujitsu is introducing a waterproof mobile phone that excels in terms of its advanced design aimed at customers who want to enjoy their mobile phones as a fashion accessory. In order to meet the demand for a mobile phone design that users can casually change depending on their mood on a particular day, Fujitsu has included detachable feeling pieces to transform the mobile phone’s design. The feeling pieces have an easily-attachable design and do not fall off easily, making them simple for users to remove and replace with a single hand motion without the need to utilize any special equipment.

Furthermore, by carrying these feeling pieces around with them in its accompanying case (included), users can casually transform the phone’s design while on-the-go or whenever they wish.

In terms of its functionality, the F-02C is equipped with a wide range of advanced features, including a high-performance 12.2 megapixel camera that rapidly boots and can quickly take photographs and save them; human-centric features such as a walking/running diagnostic tool and an AR (augmented reality)-enabled location radar; as well as expanded e-mail communication features, such as scheduled e-mail reply and automatic message reply functions. In addition, the mobile phone also features advanced water-resistant (IPX5/IPX8(1)) and dust-resistant (IPX5(2)) technology, pioneered by Fujitsu.

The F-02C is available in four color variations: ANTEPRIMA GOLD, COOL BLACK, ETERNAL WHITE, and ELEGANT PINK.
docomo STYLE series F-02CLarger View


Main Features

1. Interchangeable feeling pieces

Users can enjoy different designs by interchanging between two feeling pieces that match each of F-02C’s color variations. The feeling pieces are built to have an easily-attachable design and they do not fall off easily, making them simple to use like an accessory. By carrying these feeling pieces around in the accompanying case, users can interchange them whenever they wish.

2. Wallpaper and illuminations changes depending on temperature and humidity sensor data

The mobile phone’s wallpaper can be configured to change in terms of its motif, color, and characters based on the surrounding temperature and humidity. The mobile phone is loaded with original wallpaper designs for each color based on the feeling the color conveys. The color of the mobile phone’s illuminations change as well, with the lights switching to warm colors when the weather is hot and cool colors when it is cold outside. Message notifications also reflect the mood of the weather.

Furthermore, by setting the phone’s Machikyara® to a “Friendly Message(3)” -compatible mascot character, the F-02C will notify users of the mobile phone’s status in the mascot’s unique voice. The mascot will also provide users with advice related to changes in the weather based on the current temperature and humidity.

3. Collaboration with ANTEPRIMA

Fujitsu has collaborated with ANTEPRIMA, a fashion brand famous for its wirebags that are popular among women, to design an exclusive mobile phone model. This special model fully expresses ANTEPRIMA’s stylish worldview, and is adorned with ANTEPRIMA’s signature flower motif, in addition to featuring original interchangeable content and an original “feeling piece” made from zirconia. The model also comes with a popular wirebag strap.

4. 12.2 megapixel high-spec camera and Full Hi-Definition video recording
  • Full Hi-Definition video recording(4)
    The camera is capable of recording Full Hi-Definition video footage (1,920 × 1,080 resolution). Users can enjoy even the most subtle details in their images.
  • High-resolution image-processing engine and sensor
    By combining the 12.2 megapixel Exmor® for mobile CMOS sensor, which creates high-definition images, with the high-resolution Milbeaut® Mobile(5) image-processing engine that enables high-speed continuous photography, the mobile phone reproduces high-quality images.
  • Quick loading camera and quick shot mode(6)
    When a photo opportunity arises, the camera can load in merely 0.5 seconds. When switching to the quick shot mode, users can take photos with a shutter speed interval of 1.0 second.
  • Smooth slow-motion video recording(7)
    Users can enjoy slow-motion video recording, which records videos at 1/4 the regular speed. Using this technology, it is possible to record one second of footage to create a four-second movie.
  • Blurred background mode
    Like an SLR camera, users can take photographs that increase the blurriness of the background to give their images and atmospheric edge.
5. Life support functions using advanced sensors
  • Naoko Takahashi’s walking and running application feature
    Using sensors, this application provides users with advice from former marathon runner and Olympic gold medalist, Naoko Takahashi, on their walking and running form. By linking the application to i Bodymo™, users can see maps of the routes that they have walked or run upon, as well as the results from their workout.
  • AR-enabled location radar(8)
    When the user simply points the mobile phone at a surrounding retail establishment, it will display information about the store in the form of various icons. Through collaboration with Tabelog®, Gourmet Navigator®, and Hot Pepper® restaurant review websites, users can search for nearby restaurants simply by keyword or rating. In addition, by accessing i-appli using the map function of the search key, information on the direction and distance to your destination, whether it be a first-time location, will be displayed. The application now also works with the address search function.
  • Health Checker connected to medical devices
    F-02C is one of the first mobile phones to ever receive certification from the Continua Health Alliance (CHA), and can connect with a wide range of CHA-compliant medical devices. It can also connect to medical devices manufactured by TANITA. Using the Health Checker i-appli, users can manage their blood pressure and body composition information from a single application.
  • Location-based public mode support(9)
    The mobile phone is equipped with location-based support features that recognize and record areas where users frequently switch their mobile phones to public mode and where automatic text replying is often used. When the user approaches one of these areas, the mobile phone notifies the user to change the settings accordingly. By changing the settings to automatic, the mobile phone will automatically switch to public mode in these situations.

Compatibility with Key Services

  • i Bodymo™
  • i-concier®
  • Auto GPS
  • i-Widget
  • FOMA® High-Speed (7.2 Mbps)
  • World Wing® international roaming (3G+GSM)
  • 2in1®
  • DCMX®

Product Specifications

  • Size: 111 × 51 × 13.2 mm (16.9 mm at thickest point)
  • Weight: 122 g (with battery pack)
  • Continuous Standby Time:
    580 hours in FOMA 3G static (automatic)
    380 hours in FOMA 3G moving (automatic)
    400 hours in FOMA 3G moving (fixed 3G)
    260 hours in GSM static (automatic)
  • Continuous Talk Time:
    210 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
    110 minutes in FOMA 3G videophone mode
    250 minutes in GSM voice mode
  • Main Display: 3.3″ TFT color LCD full wide VGA (480 × 854 dots)
  • Camera:
    Back side: 12.2 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
    Front side: 0.32 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
  • Colors: ANTEPRIMA Gold, Cool Black, Eternal White, and Elegant Pink

Glossary and Notes

IPX5/IPX8 designations:
The IPX5 designation indicates that the mobile phone can normally function after being sprayed with water from a nozzle with a diameter of 6.3 mm at a rate of 12.5 liters per minute from a distance of approximately 3m for a period of at least 3 minutes. The IPX8 designation, in the case of the F-01C, indicates that the mobile phone normally functions after being immersed in room-temperature tap water to a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes, and that the camera can also function while being underwater for 30 minutes.
IP5X dust-resistance:
IP5X indicates that the mobile phone can be left in an environment with dust particles with a diameter of 75 µm or less for 8 hours, and continue to function and be used safely.
Friendly Message:
To use this function, users will have to set the Friendly Message to ON.
Full Hi-Definition video recording:
A microSD™ card (sold separately) or microSDHC™ card (sold separately) with a SD Speed Class greater than Class 4 is recommended for recording video in Full HD (1,920 × 1,080).
Milbeaut® Mobile:
An image-processing LSI for mobile phone use, which succeeded the technology of the image-processing engine “Milbeaut®” used for digital cameras.
Quick loading camera and quick shot mode:
0.5 seconds is the minimum length of time, however depending on how the camera is booted, it may take longer. The quick shot mode is applicable only when taking standby display photos (480 × 854). 1.0 seconds is the minimum length of time. Depending on shooting conditions, the duration may be longer.
Smooth slow-motion video recording:
Movies are recorded in QVGA (320 × 240) format without sound. Users cannot use the smooth slow-motion feature when recording in shared-playback mode.
AR-enabled location radar:
To use this, packet communication fees will apply. Depending on the usage situation, these fees may be expensive. Please ensure to use packet flat-rate services such as Pake-hodai double.
Location-based public mode support:
Active only when auto GPS is used.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.