Newest LiMo handsets combine style, durability, and in-demand high-performance functionality

BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, –, a global consortium of leading companies from throughout the mobile industry, today announced new LiMo compliant handsets from manufacturers ELSE, NEC, and Panasonic Mobile Communications. These models bring the number of LiMo devices announced to date to fifty.

“We welcome the arrival of these innovative new devices which attest to the richness and versatility of LiMo Platform,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the “The continued growth of LiMo devices is further endorsement of LiMo’s vision, mission, and technologies.”


Designed to appeal to consumers seeking elegant, feature-rich handsets, the new models combine next-generation functionality and reliable performance in an array of sleek, sophisticated device designs. Integrating advanced user interface technologies and critical functionality and reliability elements such as keypad-to-touchpad conversion, high-megapixel auto-focus cameras, waterproofing, and extended battery life will ensure a more immersive and impactful mobile experience to consumers using these LiMo Compliant handsets.

Among the new LiMo devices announced today are three models from NEC for NTT DOCOMO:

  • docomo STYLE series N-01B: A slim, elegant handset designed cooperatively with design house STNY is perfect for a fashion-conscious lifestyle. This N-01B is available in an array of colors, with decorative illumination patterns, and is highly customizable. The device also hosts a broad array of features, including an 8.1MP camera.
  • docomo PRIME series N-02B: This fully featured handset includes a 12.2MP camera that is ready in seconds and capable of quick shooting. The N-02B offers automatic scene identification for optimum photo quality, backed by high-speed connectivity for rapid image uploading.
  • docomo STYLE series N-03B: Waterproofed with water-pattern coating for enduring elegance, the N-03B is both rugged and stylish. With an integrated pedometer, a 3.2” WVGA screen, and an 8.1 MP camera with activate ECO mode, this handset is a durable choice for active lifestyles.

Also within the extended line up of LiMo devices are three models from Panasonic for NTT DOCOMO:

  • docomo PRIME series P-01B: A VIERA® phone with an integrated high-speed auto-focus camera and keypad that converts into a touchpad, the P-01B is a full-feature mobile phone for users who want maximum enjoyment of the latest multimedia technologies, including audio, video, games, and other entertainment.
  • docomo STYLE series P-02B: A glamorous but cute swing/slider phone with a touchscreen-operated camera, the P-02B delivers high-fashion style in a variety of colors.
  • docomo SMART series P-03B: A smartly designed slim handset with one of the longest battery lives amongst FOMA models, the P-03B is aimed at busy people who want to live productively and enhance the management of their professional and private lives.

Also announced today as a LiMo device is the ELSE INTUITION™ handset from ELSE Ltd., which provides a fresh and highly innovative user experience paradigm and advanced functionality while maintaining exceptional ease and simplicity of use.

“These newest handsets demonstrate the effectiveness of the LiMo Platform as a springboard for innovation and differentiation in an increasingly crowded marketplace,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, Chairman of “The market-proven technologies found in the LiMo Platform represent unequaled opportunity for extended value for the entire mobile ecosystem – from operators to handset vendors to mobile consumers.” was launched in January by mobile industry leaders to provide the mobile industry with an open, consistent Mobile Linux-based handset OS, enabling the development of immersive, next-generation mobile consumer experiences. For full details on LiMo’s presence and activities at MWC, please visit LiMo’s booth in Hall 8, booth 135 as well as the dedicated microsite.

About is a dedicated consortium of mobile industry leaders working together within an open and transparent governance model—with shared leadership and shared decision making—to deliver an open and globally consistent handset software platform based upon mobile Linux for use by the whole mobile industry. A full description of, including its vision, goals, charter, guiding principles, bylaws and membership information, can be found at limofoundation.

docomo PRIME series, docomo STYLE series, docomo SMART series and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.