Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo announced the first LTE tablets ‘Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 SC-01D’ & ‘ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D’. Both the tablets will be available in the month of October and will support teleco’s new LTE sevice Xi. Featuring Android 3.2, these tablets come with dual core processors and 10.1 display.
Coming to Samsung Galaxy Tab LTE SC-01D, it is the LTE compatible version of otherwise known as Galaxy Tab 10.1. It has been customized to use Docomo services including sp-mode, docomo market, and Area Mail.
On the other hand, Arrows Tab LTE F-01D is the first Android tablet from Fujistu’s stable and is waterproof. It also supports Hand Gesture Control, which will enable operations to be performed with simple hand gestures without touching the device.Full Press Release Below:
NTT DOCOMO Inc : DOCOMO to Unveil First Tablets for LTE Service
TOKYO, JAPAN, September 8, 2011 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today the unveiling of the first tablets compatible with its extra-high-speed next-generation LTE service, Xi™ (read “Crossy”). The “docomo Tablet GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D” will go on sale in Japan in the beginning of October and the “docomo Tablet ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D” in the middle of October.
Both tablets feature large 10.1-inch displays and are powered by dual core CPUs running on Android™ 3.2. The light, thin and fast docomo Tablet GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D is DOCOMO’s LTE-optimized version of the GALAXY Tab 10.1, the latest large-screen tablet in the globally popular GALAXY series. Customized for DOCOMO services such as sp-mode™, docomo market and Area Mail™, the device offers excellent operability and mobility. Its 8.6mm body weighs just 565g and it comes with a high-capacity 7,000 mAh battery.
The docomo Tablet ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D, the first Android-based tablet manufactured by Fujitsu Limited, also boasts a thin, lightweight body, measuring 11.3mm thick and weighing just 597g. Its IPX5/IPX7 waterproof design enables users to enjoy video and one-segmobile TV even while relaxing in the bathtub*. Highly convenient “Hand Gesture Control” enables operations to be performed with simple hand gestures without touching the device — perfect for checking recipes or performing other tasks while the user’s hands are wet or messy.
In conjunction with the launch of these inaugural Xi-compatible tablets, DOCOMO will offer four new broadband applications, including the popular Hulu and Qik Video services, which are specially suited to Xi’s high-spec mobile video/TV, communications and online gaming capabilities.
In addition, DOCOMO will partially reorganize its device lineup by establishing a separate series for tablets, called “docomo Tablet,” in recognition of the growing number of tablets in the market and the differences in usage and needs compared to smartphones. Going forward, DOCOMO will work closely with content providers to steadily expand the range and attractiveness of docomo Tablet content for enhanced user experiences.
NTT DOCOMO Inc : DOCOMO to Offer New Flat-rate and Two-tiered Billing Plans for LTE
TOKYO, JAPAN, September 8, 2011 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that in conjunction with the launch of two tablets for its extra-high-speed next-generation LTE service, Xi™ (read “Crossy”), new billing plans will be introduced from the beginning of October, including a simple, worry-free flat-rate plan suited to heavy data users and a new two-tiered plan that allows moderate data users to pay as they go up to a set limit. Both plans will be available either with or without two-year contracts.
Specially discounted introductory rates will be offered for all plans. For example, the flat-rate data plan with a two-year contract, called the “Xi Two-Year Data Plan FLAT,” will be available for just 4,410 yen (including tax) per month through April 2012, compared to the regular rate of 5,985 yen thereafter (see attachment).
Through September of next year, all downlinks will be offered at a max. 75 Mbps. From October 2012, downlink rates for users who exceed 7GB of data will be reduced to a max. 128 Kbps for the remainder of that month. Continued service at a max. 75 Mbps will be available, however, for an additional charge of 2,625 yen (including tax) per each additional 2GB of data.