The device, called the musea, will have organizer functions and will be able to be able to send and receive data over NTT DoCoMo's third-generation FOMA wireless service. Musea will come with 64MB of memory, a 3.5-inch color display, and a 206MHz Intel StrongArm processor. It will be available for sale on Sept. 9.
NTT DoCoMo joins a slowly growing list of network carriers that have plans to release devices that can access wireless networks. T-Mobileon Thursday that it is selling a handheld using Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 OS that combines cell phone and organizer features and lets customers wirelessly surf the Web and send and receive e-mail. AT&T Wireless Wednesday that, as part of a larger partnership with Microsoft, it will deliver similar to T-Mobile's in the fourth quarter.
The T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless devices both use Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition software, but NTT DoCoMo's does not. NTT DoCoMo representatives did not return calls for comment.
The musea will be able to receive data at speeds of 384kbps and send data at 64kbps over NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service.
The device will come with a Type II CompactFlash slot, USB interface and an infrared port.