Sharp has signed an agreement with the Japanese division of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications [Press Release in Japanese] to collaborate on development of cell-phone handsets based on the Symbian operating system for NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA 3G service in Japan. The two companies plan to share selected hardware while developing 3G phones that will be unique to the Sharp and Sony Ericsson brands.
In April, NTT DoCoMo kicked off a two-year program to promote and partially fund the development of common platforms for wireless devices using the Symbian or Linux operating systems. “A concrete schedule for the development of new phones will be decided on in conjunction with NTT DoCoMo,” Sharp and Sony Ericsson said in a joint statement. Via: NewsFactor.com