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Mon, November 29, 2021 | 05:57
HTC appoints new Korea head
HTC, a Taiwan-based global mobile device manufacturer, announced that it appointed Lee Chul-hwan as the new country manager for HTC Korea. Lee will be responsible for driving HTC’s continued growth and brand development in the Korean market.
Lee seeks new kind of convergence
KT, the country’s largest communications company, hopes to be a global leader in the convergence of IT and finance. The acquisition of BC Card is a huge step forward.
Korea becomes test bed for premium smartphones
Korea has become a test bed for the world’s premium smartphones. Global handset manufacturers are increasingly choosing Korea as one of the first countries to launch premium phones. For the sophisticated consumer taste and growing market, the manufacturers regard Korea as a barometer for their success.
’Smart push’ solves data traffic explosion
Mobile carriers have found a solution for heavy data traffic incurred by messenger services and social networking services; they are setting up “push servers.”
Food brands being exported overseas
Hallyu, or the wave of popular Korean culture, seems to be expanding to food franchises, with local fried chicken, bakery and coffee shop franchises exporting their brands. This comes after the country has mostly been paying royalties to global chains such as TGI Fridays, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts among others.
Hyundai Heavy opts for 4G, LTE network
Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, will be equipped with the ultra-fast fourth generation (4G), long-term evolution (LTE) network. It is expected to turn it into a “smart shipyard,” enhancing the efficiency of its work through the speedy transmission of massive data.
US court dismisses part of Apple’s patent claim against Samsung
Samsung Electronics was given a little breathing room in its patent battle with Apple after a U.S. judge dismissed part of Apple’s lawsuit to block sales of its Galaxy mobile devices.
Can Google resurrect Motorola?
Motorola has launched the RAZR, the ultra-slim smartphone, re-using the name of its global hit model. The handset maker has vowed to win back the place it once had in the industry with the model’s cloud computing capabilities.
Tepid responses to LTE cast doubt on success
Mobile carriers are betting all on the fourth generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) service. SK Telecom, the country’s biggest mobile carrier, and LG Uplus ended up launching the service on the same day after competing to be the first to provide it, and LTE seems to be changing the world according to TV commercials.
Demand for 2nd-hand iPhones on steep rise
Office worker Hyun Ju-young gave up on her plan to buy a second-hand iPhone 4. “I thought it would be easy since Apple products are actively traded in online markets,” said the 30-year-old who bought a used iPod Touch at a bargain price a couple of years ago.
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