Fujitsu to launch Android and Windows Phone devices in Europe this year
Panasonic isn’t the only Japanese company that will enter the European mobile market this year. Fujitsu is planning to do it, too, and not just with Android devices, but also with Windows Phone ones.
There aren’t too many details about the future Fujitsu smartphones for Europe, but Financial Times reports that they will be waterproof – just like the IS12T (pictured below), Fujitsu’s first Windows Phone Mango handset, which may or may not make it to Europe. Moreover, LTE, NFC and biometric security (for fingerprint access) will be among the features of the handsets.
Interestingly, Financial Times says Fujitsu’s ambitions are to capture a “double-digit” market share in three to five years in Europe. Well, that will be damn hard. But the Japanese company is already in talks with unnamed European mobile operators, so let’s wait and see what happens.
In addition to smartphones, Fujitsu will also bring tablets to Europe, most likely running Android (although Windows 8 is also a possibility).