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NEC to Display World's Thinnest 2.5G Fold-type Camera-phone, Prototype HSDPA 3G Mobile Phone and other End-to-end Mobile Solutions and Handsets at 3GSM World Congress 2006, Barcelona
(Hall 8, Booth No. A03a)

*****For immediate use February 7, 2006

Prototype HSDPA Mobile Handsets NEC's ultra-thin fold-Type Mobile Phone Mobile Terminals for International Market (2.5G Phones)NEC's EDGE-based ultra-thin fold-Type Mobile Phone
Prototype HSDPA
Mobile Handsets
NEC's ultra-thin fold-Type
Mobile Phone
Mobile Terminals for International Market
(2.5G Phones) NEC's EDGE-based ultra-thin
fold-Type Mobile Phone

Tokyo, February 7, 2006 - NEC Corporation (NEC) today announced that it will display a series of high-end mobile handsets including the world's thinnest 2.5G fold-type camera-phone, a prototype HSDPA 3G mobile phone and other end-to-end mobile solutions and handsets at 3GSM World Congress 2006, Barcelona.

The new HSDPA prototype, which was jointly developed by NEC and NTT DoCoMo for NTT DoCoMo's HSDPA commercial service, which is scheduled to begin within the second quarter of fiscal 2006, realizes a maximum data download speed of 3.6Mbps, a rate almost 10 times faster than that of present 3G terminals. This enables the download of large volumes of data and the browsing of rich contents, and is expected to realize a whole new and advanced range of uses in the future.

NEC will also display the world's thinnest 2.5G fold-type camera-phones N412i , and the latest model, N500iS (i-modeTM ) . An EDGE function was added in the ultra-thin structure of the new model, enabling high-speed, real-time video streaming. The stylish model also features high-usability with a music player (MP3+AAC) boasting high quality sound and large capacity memory.

In addition, NEC will exhibit its latest handsets and end-to-end mobile solutions such as its digital terrestrial TV mobile phone and 3G/W-LAN dual mobile phone, contributing to the realization of future mobile multimedia applications.

NEC showcases these products behind its leading position in the global 3G and mobile internet market. At this year's 3GSM World Congress, NEC will unveil a selection of integrated products and services that show how NEC is adding value today to its customers by providing end-to-end solutions. NEC's booth illustrates network evolution, service solutions, customer value chain solutions, a product portfolio of network infrastructure and value added services, mobile handsets and semiconductor solutions.

For more information regarding NEC's activities at 3GSM, please visit:

*Photo data of NEC's mobile terminals can be downloaded from below address.

<About NEC Corporation >
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers in Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key field of computer, networking and electronic devises, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of 4,855 billion yen (approx. $45billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2005. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at:



is a high-speed packet data transmission technology, and the key to improving the speed of wireless access by approximately 30 times that of current smooth video-streaming-enabled 3G. The aforementioned prototype enables a maximum speed of 3.6Mbps.
i-mode is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.

Media Contacts:

Akiko Shikimori, Susumu Sakamoto
NEC Corporation
Tel: +81337986511

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