Motorola to make Korea’s first Android phone

While HTC is getting ready to launch Japan’s first Android phone (the HT-03A for NTT DoCoMo), Motorola will be the first to release an Android handset in South Korea.

And although Moto has quite a few Android phones prepared for this year (like Heron for AT&T, Morrison for T-Mobile, or Calgary for Verizon), the Korean device will only be introduced in early 2010.

Unfortunately, details about the specs and form factor of Motorola’s Korea-bound Android handset are not known for the moment.

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Talking to Telecoms Korea about why the Android phone will not be released this year, S.Y. Lim, spokesperson for Motorola Korea, said:

“It will be somewhat difficult, and more important than timing is how competitive the product it will be.”

Well, South Korean customers should hope that the wait until next year will be worth it.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • http://twitter.com/kwonyh YH Kwon

    i think there might be a couple of reasons for this as:

    . There is no input method available for Korean from Android perspective.
    . The Korean operators like SK Telecom are competing now for the earliest setup of operator-run App Store; which may take time by itself and also to be sync. each other as well – between operator and device vendor.

    Thanks
    YH Kwon

  • http://twitter.com/kwonyh YH Kwon

    i think there might be a couple of reasons for this as:

    . There is no input method available for Korean from Android perspective.
    . The Korean operators like SK Telecom are competing now for the earliest setup of operator-run App Store; which may take time by itself and also to be sync. each other as well – between operator and device vendor.

    Thanks
    YH Kwon