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iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

Apple's iPhone 5S, expected to launch later this year, will support LTE-Advanced sources reportedly at Korean carrier SK Telecom claim, theoretically doubling the smartphone's download speeds versus the current iPhone 5. "SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put out LTE-A technology on the upcoming iPhone 5S" an unnamed source at the carrier told The Korea Times, describing the two companies as "in the middle of negotiations."

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LG Optimus LTE gets official: 4G, HD display and dual-core

LG Optimus LTE gets official: 4G, HD display and dual-core

LG has outed its latest smartphone, the LG Optimus LTE, and as the name suggests it's a challenge to Samsung's recently revealed Galaxy S II LTE. The Android-powered Optimus LTE - or LU6200 as we knew it before - supports high-speed mobile data, of course, but LG is particularly proud of the 4.5-inch "IPS True HD" display which, the company reckons, will be the first 1280 x 720 smartphone panel to go on sale in South Korea.

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LG Optimus EX official with 700 nits super-bright display

LG Optimus EX official with 700 nits super-bright display

LG has officially announced the Optimus EX, its latest Android smartphone, and promising a super-bright 700 nits IPS display. Leaked last week, the LG Optimus EX has a 1.2GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, while that super-bright screen runs to 4-inches and WVGA resolution. There's also WiFi Direct support along with a DMB digital TV tuner for, you guessed it, South Korean use only.

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Qualcomm FlashLinq promises broadband-speed P2P mesh networks

Qualcomm FlashLinq promises broadband-speed P2P mesh networks

With Qualcomm's chipsets inside a huge number of the gadgets we take for granted, when the company starts talking about new wireless tech we generally tend to listen. Latest to compete for SoC space is FlashLinq, a peer-to-peer mesh networking technology that uses dedicated spectrum to create dynamic, broadband-speed links between devices up to a kilometer apart. Qualcomm expects FlashLinq to be used to extend cellular networks without installing fixed base-stations, together with enabling geo-social networking.

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SK Telecom Planning Own Mobile Phone Platform to Compete with Nokia, Google & Apple

SK Telecom Planning Own Mobile Phone Platform to Compete with Nokia, Google & Apple

There are certainly no shortages of mobile phone Operating Systems. All of them bring their own features, aesthetic appeal, and brand name that people look for to the table. And, while many would say that the market is becoming crowded, that's not stopping SK Telecom from announcing today that they will be moving forward in the creation of their own mobile phone platform.

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Apple Aiming to Sell iPad in South Korea

Apple Aiming to Sell iPad in South Korea

With the launch of the iPhone in South Korea, and its subsequent popularity, it looks like the iPad may be the next Apple product to land in that particular neck of the woods. In a recent statement made by The Korea Communications Commission, a decision regarding the iPad's arrival for technical approval by Apple's Korean unit could be made in a matter of days. If Apple succeeds in getting the iPad into South Korea, it would be a direct rival to Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab tablet device.

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Android 2.1 Samsung M100S hitting Korea in March

Android 2.1 Samsung M100S hitting Korea in March

Samsung's latest AMOLED smartphone has broken cover, the new SHW-M100S, and like the Google Nexus One it's running Android 2.1.  The M100S has a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, WiFi b/g/n, T-DMB TV tuner and a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording; it's apparently set to arrive on South Korea's SK Telecom network next month.

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Motorola MOTOROI Android 2.0 for South Korea

Motorola MOTOROI Android 2.0 for South Korea

Motorola have announced the MOTOROI, the first Android 2.0 smartphone for the Korean market and a variant of the XT701 first spotted back in December 2009.  Like the XT701, the MOTOROI has a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, but it also throws in an 8-megapixel camera, multitouch gesture support and T-DMB digital TV.

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SK Telecom set to launch app store

SK Telecom set to launch app store

Well, this should be interesting. SK Telecom is gearing up to launch their very own app store this September, it seems without the narrow focus of many competitors on the market like the Apple App Store and the BlackBerry App World. In fact, this app store will feature apps for four different mobile operating systems.

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SanDisk and SK Telecom have partnered up to make Mobile TV Recording a reality

SanDisk and SK Telecom have partnered up to make Mobile TV Recording a reality

In case you didn’t know, there are several other countries where you are able to wirelessly stream the full channel lineup from whatever provider you subscribe to. Up until now recording of that content wasn’t much of a reality due to the fact there wasn’t any way for the networks to secure the content, but now, there is.