Fujitsu today announced that its new F-04F business smartphone will be available in Japan from NTT DOCOMO, Inc., starting January 6, 2014. F-04F is the first business smartphone from NTT DOCOMO specifically developed to meet the needs of enterprise customers. Business users will appreciate the new handset for its convenient features, including a special Telephone Home interface designed for easy frequent phone calls and e-mail use. The phone also has outstanding energy-saving technology like the low power-consumption WhiteMagic display which can lead to three days of battery life.
F-04F has been enhanced with a full range of must-have security capabilities for enterprise customers, including a smart fingerprint sensor and microSD card encryption. In addition, the phone can be customized to meet specifications based on how it will be used, such as disabling support for app downloads from Google Play, thereby preventing the installation of apps that are not needed for business tasks, and pre-disabling camera functionality or removing specific apps.
With support for Microsoft Exchange server connectivity, users can access internal company e-mail, schedules and contact books even while on-the-go, thereby enhancing work efficiency. The smartphone is equipped with a host of helpful features, such as a call recording function, which has been in high demand for business use, as well as Super HAKKIRI Voice 4 and Super Double Microphone, two Human Centric Engine capabilities that make it easier to talk on the phone in a loud environment. The handset also includes water-resistant (IPX5/8) and dust-resistant (IP5X)(5) technology, enabling a worry-free user experience in a wide range of work scenarios, such as at locations where the contact with water or dust is possible.
Amid an expanding market for smartphones, interest is growing in the enterprise market for handsets that can be employed in a wide variety of work tasks. Despite this interest, some companies have been hesitant to switch due to the security and cost benefits of familiar mobile phones (feature phones), among other reasons. To address these concerns, Fujitsu has leveraged the technologies cultivated in its ARROWS Series of smartphones to develop a handset that businesses can employ with convenience and peace of mind.
Together with the release of F-04F, NTT DOCOMO will also be launching a new flat fee packet service for F-04F, “Xi Pake Hodai for Business” (2,839 JPY/month excluding tax). F-04F has been designed as a smartphone that will ensure a smooth transition from feature phones in the enterprise market.