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Aiming to liberate users from a hassle of memorizing passwords, NTT Docomo Inc. said Tuesday it will increase its lineup of biometrics-deployed handsets and services because biometric technology for identity recognition will make mobile telephones more convenient.

“From now on, I think it will probably be necessary for online network services to be ready for biometric authentication . . . when users forget their passwords, it will be more convenient,” Seiji Maruyama, senior vice president at Docomo, said during a news conference in Tokyo.

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