NEC’s Medias 101T Android smartphone comes to Mexico in June
NEC Casio Mobile Communications announced today plans to begin selling the Medias 101T Android smartphone in Mexico from June, exclusively through Telcel, the country's biggest mobile service provider.
Weighing in at 117g, with dimensions measuring 128x65x8.2mm, the Medias NEC-101T is a water-proof (IPX5/IPX7 standards) and dust-resistant (IP5X standard) Android smartphone imbued with a 4" FWVGA (854×480) capacitive touchscreen.
According to NEC, as of 2011 the mobile penetration in Mexico is estimated to be around 87%, with 20% of the market belonging to smartphones. By the end of this year, NEC expects smartphones' share to rise to at least 30%
The Latin-American country is the second stop on the Japanese mobile maker's campaign to bring the Medias brand outside of Japan and into the global mobile market. Thailand was NEC's first stop; back in April the Medias 101S was launched there..
Looks and specs-wise, the 101T is practically the same phone as the 101S; except with minute differences in terms of cellular network standards supported.
Although currently there is no word yet on which version of Android the 101T will run, it will most likely be on 2.3.5 since that's what Thailand's 101S is on.
Apart from Mexico, the Medias 101T is expected to make its debut in North America as well sometime this year.