iriver wave, the first mobile phone from iriver, will be launched on March 9 2009

iriver, the South Korean producer of  digital media players and other consumer electronics, announced that its first mobile phone, called iriver wave, will be released in Korea on March 9 2009.

For the beginning, the handset will be available through KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile operator, but other major carriers might also get it.

The iriver wave looks simple and weird (read: asymmetric), but it’s surely a device that can get your attention, especially because it’s a full-touch phone designed as if it was a media player only. The handset also has a pretty cool trackball (a la BlackBerry).

Apart from being capable of playing lots of audio and video files, iriver wave features:

  • A 400 x 272 pixels TFT touchscreen display with 260K colors and handwriting recognition   
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to Bugs Music Service
  • Pre-installed dictionaries
  • 4GB of internal memory (or memory card support up to 4GB)
  • 103 grams
  • 110.5 x 52.5 x 15.5 mm

The price of iriver wave is not known for the moment. Also, there’s no word if the handset will be released in other countries except South Korea.

So what do you think, will iriver manage to reach the success of Samsung, LG and Pantech (the three major South Korean handset manufacturers)?

Via Hallyu Tech

Author: Ilinca Nita

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