According to a report in the Nikkei Business Daily, a Tokyo newspaper, NTT Docomo seems set to launch a new tablet PC in collaboration with LG Electronics. The tablet will probably run on Android Honeycomb. The newspaper didn’t quote any company sources.
Media reports suggest the device will likely be launched by March this year, and will have a touchscreen slightly smaller than nine inches. The tablet’s specs haven’t yet been revealed by the company. NTT Docomo believes its tablet will compete with tablets from Apple as well as Dell, Samsung and Sharp. Tablet users will be able to access the internet using Docomo’s cellular connection.
Although it is not apparent from bits of news filtering out, the company seems to be moving towards a coordinated plan towards LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology. About a week back, NTT Docomo launched the next generation Xi (pronunciation: crossy) technology, which allows users to connect to the net through PC dongles.
Docomo is the largest mobile operator in Japan and is betting on cloud computing to increase its revenue per user. According to a Wall Street Journal story, the LTE subscribers to NTT DoCoMo are going to hit the 15 million mark by 2015. Docomo is also expected to come up with an e-reader soon.