Just after the iPhone and the G1 became available, it seemed everyone was announcing plans to get into the smartphone business. Now that the tech industry has tablets to obsess over, the majority of me-too phones are all but forgotten. However, it seems we have one more late entry to the smartphone bandwagoners convention: Disney.
Disney Mobile Japan has revealed its plans to launch a Froyo-powered touchscreen smartphone in February of this year. Obviously, the blogosphere is quick to point out that Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ prominent placement on the Disney board means this announcement is a bit out of left field, but we’re not ones to turn our noses up at another Froyo handset.
Specwise, there’s not much in the way of information available just yet. We know that it will have a 3.8-inch display, support for Flash, and users will get to choose from a variety of original Disney-themed cases, but there’s not much else to go on. Disney is promising more details at the end of this month so stay tuned for that. Hopefully by then we'll know if this thing will ever make it Stateside.