SK Telecom to launch LTE network in Brazil?

SK Telecom may win a permit to operate services in Brazil, the nation’s communications minister said. The South Korea’s largest mobile phone company seeks to expand abroad, and it may launch LTE-based mobile phone and broadband services in the ever-growing Brazilian market. If that happens, however, they would face a fierce competition from the likes…

China Mobile, SK Telecom forge an R&D deal

China Mobile and SK Telecom (SKT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop technologies focusing on next-generation networks, device platforms, machine to machine (M2M) services and the apps market. According to a statement from SKT, the two companies will commit resources to jointly research the “advancement of low cost, high efficiency next…

SK Telecom to buy Blockbuster?

Leading South Korean operator SK Telecom is rumored to be interested in bidding for the bankrupt US video rental chain Blockbuster. According to Financial Times report, SK executives regard the move as “crucial” in the company’s efforts to strengthen its content development. Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 in US Bankruptcy Court in September 2010 in…

SK Telekom might get CDMA iPhone 4 this March

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Ever since the announcement of the Verizon iPhone 4, a CDMA variant of the current Apple smartphone design, talk of other CDMA carriers around the world getting the phone has been pretty rampant. The biggest market for a CDMA iPhone aside from Verizon would be China, but early last month Korea was also rumored to…

Google Nexus S coming to South Korea in February

You may think that after the U.S. and UK, the next place where Google and Samsung will launch the Nexus S is Canada or perhaps Germany. You would be wrong. Their next destination is South Korea, which as you know is Samsung’s home country. Starting at some point in February, interested South Koreans will be…

Korean carriers don’t want the Google Nexus S

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It’s been a huge year for Android, and one of its most anticipated versions, 2.3 Gingerbread, has finally been released in the Google Nexus S. The most die-hard Android fans have been waiting and clamoring for the latest software, but it seems that carriers aren’t too keen on picking up the device right away. Why?…

Samsung Galaxy Tab (SHW-M180S) coming to South Korea

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab for its own backyard. As expected the version for South Korea (SHW-M180S) comes with the T-DMB mobile TV capability which is a must have for any decent device sold in the country these days. Moreover, some country-specific content will also be pre-installed on the tablet. Rest of the specs…

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