SK Telecom to make its own handsets?

SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, might soon enter the phone manufacturing business, sources from Korea say.

Together with its affiliate SK Telesys, SK Telecom has launched a so-called “G Project”, which should allow it to better explore the possibilities of making cell phones. 

Reportedly, the South Korean carrier thinks of developing new mobile platforms and user interfaces that could compete with Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone.

It’s said that, in case SK doesn’t want to build the phones itself, it might choose HTC to do it.

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What’s interesting is that SK Telecom has had a subsidiary that made handsets – SK Teletech – but it sold it to Pantech back in 2005.

So far, officials from SK Telecom did not comment on the above-mentioned rumors, so the company’s foray into handset making might actually never happen.

Via Telecoms Korea (subscription may be needed to view the article)

Author: Ilinca Nita

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