DoCoMo and LG develop new 3G handset

7 Mar 2006

NTT DoCoMo and LG Electronics of South Korea have jointly developed a new simpler third-generation (3G) FOMA handet. Dubbed SIMPURE L, the LG Electronics supplied unit comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera and will be sold from April at around JPY10,000 USD85.5. It is the first time that DoCoMo has cooperated with a South Korean firm in such a development. It hopes to keep 3G handset costs down by working closely with LG and sticking to producing models with more basic functions.