NTT DoCoMo Developing Android Handset for Next Year

Japan’s top wireless provider, NTT DoCoMo Inc. is working with partner KTF Co (South Korea) to develop a smartphone using Google’s Android software.  According to  the Nikkei business daily, it’s slated to happen next year.

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NTT DoCoMo is a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance and owns 10% of KTF.  In an effort to cut costs, the two companies have been, and will be, jointly putting out handsets.

DoCoMo hopes to and Android phone at about 20 percent lower than current smartphones.  Android is one way to save money as it’s completely free to use and work with.