Samsung's first Tizen smartphone gets certified in Japan, but its announcement may have been postponed
According to SankeiBiz, the announcement of the SC-03F was initially scheduled for January 16. Apparently, NTT docomo pushed back the announcement without saying why, although rumor has it that Tizen is simply not ready to make an appearance on a smartphone. Another reason for the delay might be the fact that Samsung and NTT docomo aren’t getting along too well after the carrier launched Apple’s iPhone 5S this December (previously, docomo had no iPhones in its lineup).
Other Tizen smartphone that Samsung is allegedly preparing to showcase at a pre-MWC event next month.
As we previously reported, Samsung does not plan to launch Tizen devices in the US, at least not while the new platform is still in its infancy. So Asia and Europe seem to be its target markets for the beginning.
sources: Soumu.go.jp (translated), SankeiBiz (translated) via Sammy Today, Blog of Mobile