NTT DoCoMo Unveils MEDIAS 3G Smartphone for Japan; Optimus Pad & Xperia Arc too Rolled Out

February 24, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Carrier NTT DoCoMo of Japan has announced the arrival of a bunch of cute-looking devices. The newcomers include the MEDIAS N-04C and Xperia Arc smartphones. To add more color to the launch, NTT DoCoMo has added a tablet too in their scheme of thing by announcing the Optimus Pad.

NTT DoCoMo will be bringing in compatibility with the BeeTV video distribution service for these Android devices. The Android smartphones are expected to offer the service for a monthly subscription of 315 yen.

Claiming to be world’s thinnest smartphone with 3G capabilities, MEDIAS N-04C measures just 7.7 mm and is lightweight weighing just 105 grams. Along with these extra portable features, it comes with infrared based data exchange capabilities. Another unique feature of the MEDIAS N-04C is that it enables users to take snaps continuously every 1.1 seconds. MEDIAS N-04C will be available from March 15.

The newest addition to the Xperia Series, Xperia Arc runs Android 2.3 and touts the ability to provide a maximum downlink speed of 14 Mbps on NTT DoCoMo’s new fast network. This device will be available from March 24th onwards.

Meanwhile, the tablet Optimus Pad runs Honeycomb, the latest Android OS for tablets, and boasts of high display properties that offers an 8.9-inch wide visual experience. Weighing just 62o grams, it is one of the lightest handheld devices available.

To make the tablet experience unique, the Optimus Pad comes with dynamic stereo speakers to provide the real mobile theatre experience.

However, there is no exact word on a specific date of its availability. It is expected to hit the market by late March.

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