NTT DoCoMo and KT Freetel to launch Android smartphone in 2009
These days, it seems everybody’s working on a smartphone with the open-source Android operating system running on it. Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and South Korea’s KT Freetel are no exception.
A report from Nikkei business daily cited by Reuters is saying that NTT DoCoMo will team up with KT Freetel in launching their very own Android-powered smartphone, just like how they intended to jointly procure the LG Wine, and somehow launch the iPhone in Japan when it still wasn’t a Softbank exclusive a few months back.
There’s no word on what particular magic tricks the future NTT DoCoMo and KT Freetel Android phone will be able to do, but it is said that it will be introduced with a price that’s “20 percent lower than existing smart phones.” The fact that the Android OS is open-source has something to do with it, naturally.
Aside from what’s mentioned above, details about this upcoming Android phone in 2009 are rather scarce. We’ll just have to update you with more info when we have it.