February 16, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
NTT DoCoMo is the current leading mobile phone operator in Japan and that can be easily seen from the number of devices launched during the past couple of months. Their latest two gadgets, the Aquos SH-06D smartphone and the MEDIAS Tab N-06D tablet, have just been unveiled and should hit the Asian market as soon as next month.
Both Android-based devices come with waterproof bodies and are compatible with the new V-High multimedia broadcasting service, which means that starting April 1 the gadgets’ buyers will be able to watch the new NOTTV channel, much-hyped and advertised in Japan lately.
The Aquos SH-06D sports a 4.5-inch high-definition glass-less 3D display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor. Available in magenta red, white or blue black, the 4.5-incher also comes with a 8 MP rear-facing camera, WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility, an included 2 GB microSD memory card and a microSDHC memory card slot for expanding the storage to up to 32 GB.
Weighing in at 145 grams (5.1 ounces), the SH-06D is pretty stylish and elegant and will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread once released, sometime in March. No details about pricing have been made public for the time being.
The second Android-based gadget to be unveiled by DoCoMo today is a 7-inch tablet powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ 8060 processor. The Medias Tab N-06D sports a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution TFT LCD display and features dual cameras, as well as WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2 GB microSD memory card and a memory card slot.
Available only in silver, the 7-inch tablet looks pretty elegant, weighing in at 350 grams (12.3 ounces) and measuring 9.9 mm (0.38 inches) thick. However, I personally can’t say I’m a big fan of that massive front bezel, which for me kind of spoils the gadget’s overall look and style.
The slate will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with no update scheduled for now and will be made available in April for a yet to be specified price.
All in all, our Japanese readers should be excited about these two upcoming Android-based gadgets, as they look pretty snappy, functional and elegant. As for our American and European public, there’s a very, very slim chance we will ever see any of these two devices released our way. Also, I’m not sure any of you would want to pick up either the SH-06D or the N-06D, so I guess it’s all for the best.
Via Ntt DoCoMo