Asia Express - Mobile Communications
Samsung to Partner with DoCoMo on Galaxy Product Sales in Japan
October 07, 2010
Korean Samsung Electronics announced that the company plans to sell its Galaxy S Smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablet device in Japan via the Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, according to an October 5 report by the Wall Street Journal. The Japanese market is considered to be dominated by local mobile phone makers, and Samsung's move this time is aimed at boosting the company's presence in the Japanese market, according to the same source. DoCoMo is expected to launch the Galaxy S at the end of October this year, while Galaxy Tab is scheduled to be introduced in the late November. Both Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will run on the Android operating system, and the Smartphone is expected to sell at nearly 30,000 Yen (US$362; US$1=82.9 Yen), and the tablet device is projected to cost 40,000 Yen (US$483) to 45,000(US$543) Yen. It is estimated that up to now, approximately five million Galaxy S Smartphones have been sold worldwide, according to Samsung.