After Panasonic and Fujitsu, one other Japanese handset maker is going for the rest of the world – NEC, which along with Casio and Hitachi mobile divisions formed NEC Casio Mobile Communications in 2010 and is now the second largest phone maker in Japan.
Their new device, NEC Medias 101T, has been caught at the Bluetooth SIG and as far as we know it looks very similar to the NEC Medias 101S, the phone that was introduced in early April in Thailand. That said, we’re talking about a mid-range Android smartphone here, one that rocks a 4-inch FWVGA touchscreen, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, Qualcomm’s MSM8255 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, while Android 2.3 Gingerbread is running the show.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any other information at the moment. It is said that NEC is looking at North and South America for expansion, but as far as we know they could be talking to a number of carriers all around the world. We will keep our ears on the street and let you know as soon as we hear anything new. Stay tuned in the meantime, k?