Toshiba and Fujitsu Merge Their Cellphone Units; Ready for Hot New Smartphones?
As you might have already heard, Toshiba and Fujitsu are planning on merging their cellphone units, creating a company that would the second largest handset maker in Japan. The first placed company is Sharp and the merger of the two comes one year after they joined operations in their hard drive making segments.
One of the reasons for this merger is that Fujitsu makes dumbphones mostly, while Toshiba is great with smartphones, like the Snapdragon-based TG02. Also, we know that Fujitsu will own 70-80% of the new company, since it’s the bigger mobile player.
Let’s see if the two will announce a Windows Phone 7 or Android 2.2 device in the following weeks…