February 4, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
The news of NTT DoCoMo working on an Android handset should come with little surprise, they have confirmed it in the past and even stated that it would be available “sometime in 2009.” Well, they have returned with yet another statement that gives us a better idea of when.
Thank you for your inquiry.
We aim to launch the Android based phone in the first half of the fiscal year 2009.(Apr.-Sep in 2009). That’s all we could comment at this time.
Best Regards, NTT DOCOMO
Of course, it is still a pretty wide window, but I suppose that it is better than it was before. At least for any of our Japanese friends, we can keep our fingers crossed that the release comes closer to the April side of the window. I have said it before, and will say it again, 2009 looks to be a very interesting year for new Android based handsets.