NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will begin selling a Japanese-market version of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s GALAXY S smartphone nationwide in Japan on October 28.
The GALAXY S features a 4-inch, ultra-bright SUPER AMOLED high-resolution touch screen that plays full high-definition (Full HD) video. Multi-touch functionality enables intuitive control of the screen. The 5.0-megapixel camera shoots high-definition video and the phone supports Flash for PC-like access to diverse Web content, including Flash-based games.
The device is powered by the Android 2.2 operating system, which is compatible with a large variety of applications available at the “docomo market” mobile portal, as well as Android Market and Samsung Apps. The GALAXY S supports DOCOMO’s sp-mode service, which enables smartphones to access i-mode mail accounts.
The GALAXY S also is compatible with an e-book distribution service that DOCOMO plans to launch on a trial basis on the same day that GALAXY S sales begin.