LG is set to release their first Android handset in South Korea. It will be known as LG Andro-1 or KH5200.
It’s looking as though South Korea may be the next big mobile market. With more than three quarters of the country’s population being mobile phone users, look for more cellphone manufacturers to set up shop in South Korea.
Last week in South Korea, Motorola launched the MotoROI and last year, Apple launched the iPhone. Samsung is set to release a handset with Android 2.1 in a couple weeks. It appears as though LG wants their piece but they have some stiff competition. I say, Step up your game, LG.
This may be a hint that they plan to heed that advice:
LG, which wants to secure a double-digit share in the global smartphone market by 2012, hopes to defend falling phone margins with some 20 premium smartphone offerings based on the Android operating system this year.
The LG Andro-1 features:
- Android 1.5
- Qwerty Keyboard
- 3â€ HVGA screen with a 320Ã—480 resolution
- 2MP Camera
- Social Networking Integration
- GPS, HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GRPS, SNS
- Radio Tuner
- MP3 Player
- Additional memory cards up to 32Gb
The phone will be available thru carrier KT and cost $530 or free on a contract paying $40/month or more.
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Source: Akihabara News