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NTT Docomo drops plan for Tizen phone launch in March

Friday 17 January 2014 | 12:08 CET | News
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NTT Docomo has shelved indefinitely plans for a March launch of a Tizen smartphone. Japan's largest mobile carrier said that the smartphone market in Japan wasn't growing fast enough for it to support a third mobile operating system, the Wall Street Journal reports. DoCoMo cited research by IDC Japan showing the country's overall smartphone market grew only 2.2 percent in the April-to-September period from a year earlier. A spokesman for NTT Docomo said the company will continue to work on developing Tizen phones. Roy Sugimura, director of technology planning at DoCoMo, serves as the chairman

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