NTT DoCoMo to launch Raku Raku Phone V in August for your grandmother and mine
We all know that old folks demand the latest in mobile phone technology, right? True or not, NTT DoCoMo, in cooperation with Fujitsu in Japan, will launch what they call the Raku Raku Phone V starting August 1st of this year onwards.
The Raku Raku Phone V is also known as the rather generically named phone F883iES, and features functions that are normally only found in semi-high end handsets.
For starters, the Raku Raku Phone V will have a 2.8-inch widescreen main display, 2 megapixel camera and built-in GPS capabilities. Not too shabby for a phone that’s supposed to be targeted towards the older market and be very very simple, eh?
It’s also reported to have support for international WCDMA networks, microSDHC cards, speech recognition and health tracking features via a built-in pedometer. Again, these features are not what you’d normally expect to find in a phone for your grandma, but I’m all for letting the older generation peruse the latest technological advancements for convenience, so good job to NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu for this one! Whether this phone will be launched outside of Japan or not is still uncertain, though, so boo.