NTT DoCoMo, KT Freetel to Jointly Procure LG Wine

While their supposed plan to jointly launch the Apple iPhone in Japan and Korea has not yet come to fruition, NTT DoCoMo and KTT Freetel resort to LG and the 3G KF300, which is also known as the LG Wine. An announcement was made today, with the two companies saying that they will jointly procure a 3G handset model from LG Electronics, Inc., and that this will be the Wine.

This move, they say, is “for users seeking a simple and easy-to-use, yet stylish, handset.” Well I can’t complain about that; the LG Wine does look like it bears a lot of sophistication itself. We have a detailed review of the LG KF300 Wine posted just a few days ago, so check it out and see how fine this phone is for yourself.


The LG KF300 Wine, to be marketed as the FOMA L706ie in Japan starting August, is a slim and shiny clamshell type phone that offers mostly middle-of-the-road features. Its 2 megapixel camera, aside from 3G connectivity, is probably the only thing that deserves mention.

This is the second joint procurement to be worked on by the two companies, so apparently, they’re getting the hang of this thing and it’s not likely that they keep doing it with even more phones, at many more times in the future. The only question now is, will the iPhone be included?

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Author: David Gonzales

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