NTT DoCoMo reportedly postponing its Tizen smartphone plans
From being on Samsung’s case about releasing a Tizen smartphone as soon as possible to scrapping immediate plans to launch a Tizen smartphone is a transformation Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo might have gone through, if a new report is to be believed. Published by SankeiBiz, the report says that DoCoMo has officially announced that it is delaying its Tizen smartphone launch plans indefinitely and cancelling the January 16th unveil of the device.
It’s unclear what caused DoCoMo’s change of heart, but it could come as a big blow to Samsung’s Tizen plans, as the carrier has been one of the more important of the many companies and carriers that have partnered with Intel and Samsung on Tizen. It’s possible NTT will unveil its own Tizen phones after Samsung announces the first Tizen phone at a pre-MWC event in February, but at the moment, it looks like Japan’s biggest carrier isn’t going to be lending a hand to the Korean manufacturer’s upcoming OS in the land of the rising sun.
Which, coupled with the fact that Tizen won’t be making its way to the US any time soon, could prove rather disastrous.