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Incidentally, the Stylisic Q550 is currently the only mobility product from Fujitsu in the UK, even though it has a strong showing in waterproof smartphones and tablets back in Japan.
When pushed on this, Shaw said the company is still evaluating exactly how and when to re-enter the UK smartphone market. This is probably not an enviable prospect, considering the cut-throat risk of failure and the sheer number of manufacturers vying for attention.
In the UK, it's not just the big names — Samsung, Apple, LG, Nokia, BlackBerry et al — that are fighting for your cash; previously white-label manufacturers such as ZTE and Huawei are now keenly focused on becoming household names. This makes it all the more difficult for new entrants to the UK. But if Fujitsu can deliver a smartphone with the same principles as the M532, it could be on to something.
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