Friday, May 16, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, April 23 2008] Motorola Launches New 3G Phone in Korea

Motorola launched its latest third-generation mobile phone Z8m in Korea on Tuesday. The Z8m has a “kick-slider”, which automatically tilts the phone at the knee when users slide it open. This makes it more convenient for the user to talk. The retail price will be close to W500,000 (US$1=W997).

Mark Shockley, corporate vice president of the East Asian region, who was present at the launch, said Motorola will continue to sell phones to the Korean market, hinting that headquarters’ decision to separate its mobile devices from the broadband and mobility solutions divisions will not interfere with sales in Korea. He said the company has no plans to supply cellular phones to the other telecom operators, KTF and LG Telecom, at the moment, saying SK Telecom is “an important business partner.”

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