Monday, 26th April 2010
In Business In Japan,
Japanese firms team up on mobile technology
A number of big name Japanese firms have announced plans to team up to develop new mobile phone software.
Panasonic, Fujitsu, Sharp and NEC are to join forces to work on software for mobile phones in a bid to help reduce individual costs and stand firm against global competition in the sector.
The companies will work towards standardising the main software in the next wave of mobile phones they will release, with models set to hit the market at some point during the year ending March 2012.
According to a report in Japanese business newspaper the Nikkei, all four electrical businesses are keen to continue success in the domestic mobile phone market but are also hoping to break into the overseas sector.
While some of the companies are popular in the Japanese mobile phone market, out of the country they fall behind giants such as Sweden's Nokia and Korea's Samsung in phone sales.
Written by Mark Smith.