Fujitsu and NEC to launch Tizen handsets in 2014?

Fujitsu and NEC to launch Tizen handsets in 2014?If asked to rattle off mobile handset makers, you’d be forgiven for listing Japan's Fujitsu and NEC somewhere behind Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony, Huawei, ZTE… Er, no offence, Fujitsu and NEC.

Relatively minor presence aside, we’re hearing that both Fujitsu and NEC will follow Samsung into the Tizen arena, probs next year. Swell.

That’s the word from Japanese-language publication MSN Sankei News, as in, like, Microsoft MSN.

In all likelihood, Samsung will be first to introduce Tizen-based handsets to market, and it sounds like Fujitsu and NEC want in on the action too.

Tizen was first announced back in September 2011, and will absorb Samsung’s bada OS. The latter was actually fairly successful, easily claiming a larger market share than Windows Phone despite a marketing budget of around 10p.

Wild theories suggest there’s growing tension with Samsung utterly dominating the Android market. In the craziest case, expect to see Google put a ton of weight behind the Motorola X-Phone (much to Samsung’s chagrin), while Sammo bails on Android to focus on Tizen.

Not bloody likely, but it’d be a heck of a lot more interesting than the way things are right now, huh?

via: Unwired View

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 12, 2013 at 19:17

Hahaha Samsung would be daft to do that. Or maybe not. Who knows where the smartphome market is heading in the next 18 months?


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