When KT Korea Telecom announced last Month they were going to introduce hand-held tablets this Fall Autumn, make-believers thought it was finally going to be Apple iPad . NOT so, and Korean Early Adopters got the message early on late Spring when Apple iPads began showing up on used markets from technicians siting they have finished “testing them”. well, some were those who looked inside as well as those who make accessories to fit Apple iPads, as it was a funny phenomenon when iPad LCD protectors AND cases began selling on KT’s on-line store ‘Show Phone Store’ when NO Official import NOR selling date were being announced by KT NOR Apple . consumers AND manufacturers alike have learnt from the case of iPhone that iPad will dig deep ~ into laptop AND netbook sales and are trying desperately to make an early start before iPad shows up on Korean shores . so to-date, most larger electronics maker in South Korea seems to be jiggling to show their own ..Pads, although mostly 7 inches AND running Android 0o0
South Korea’s Official Telephone Company KT Korea Telecom in conjuction with Enspert is introducing their own version of iPads this October . dubbed “iDentity Tab” ??? will sport 7 inch touch screen TFT LCD running on 1GHz CPU with 8GB memory (extendable via SD Card) contained . initial specifications include : light sensor AND gravity sensor, 3 Million Pixel camera, video codecs .
OK if you are into stocks OR have been wondering to increase that money you’ve earnt in South Korea perhaps a short investment into this company for a Month or so – BEFORE Apple iPad lands in South Korea – could give you a fun increase . Enspert is a company formed in 2001 manufacturing mobile TV AND FM reception chips mostly in the DMB TV arena . it has NOT been doing good until they recently merged in March with many changes in ownership BUT is showing gradual rise with the fresh news with their venture into mobile tablets .
aside from travelers, as electronic dictionaries in Korea sell to students crammed to learn various languages in lessons outside class, these Korean mobile tablets will carry extensive video lessons aside from ebook capabilities and basic web surfing .
initial pricing package will include wireless internet device ‘egg’ introduce here since last year .
and there is NO end to this story, for SK Telecom, the major cell phone carrier in South Korea will introduce ‘Galaxy Tab’ – manufactured by SamSung – within September,
as well as another conglomerate cell phone carrier LG Telecom who has wickedly changed named to LG U+ (yeah, right, we ALL understand) in May to introduce their very own ‘LG Pad/Tab’.
ofcourse abroad more companies to the tune of HTC, ViewSonic, Sony, Toshiba, Dell and Asus all ready in the making oh, and is THAT on your side what they used to call a um, laptop ?
– Korea Tech BLog, August 2010 –