Smartphone shoppers generally have four mobile platforms to choose from -- Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. The majority choose Android or iOS, though believe it or not, the mobile landscape is expanding. Mozilla is making a move with its Firefox OS
, and just around the corner is Samsung's first Tizen
smartphone, the ZEQ9000.
Tizen, if you're unfamiliar, is a Linux-based mobile operating system backed by Samsung and Intel. We were supposed to get our first glimpse of a Tizen smartphone in March, but NTT Docomo, the Japanese network that was to launch the device, decided that three's a crowd in the current mobile market (referring to Android and iOS).
That's okay because it appears we'll be seeing Tizen devices soon enough anyway, starting with Samsung's Zeq (pronounced Zeke) device, which should make an appearance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month. According to information published by Korean language website Moveplayer.net
, the ZEQ9000 will feature a 4.8-inch display with a 1280x720 resolution and a peppy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz.
As for the physical design, based on the leaked image (which appears to be a stock photo), the ZEQ9000 looks like your standard Galaxy device, just with a different OS.