Goodbye WIPI, Hello iPhone!
The Korea Times is reporting that regulators over at the Korea Communications Commission have finally declared WIPI, a local software standard that has prevented many foreign handset manufacturers from entering the Korean market, a thing of the past.
As of April 1, 2009, WIPI standards will be retired, and companies such as Apple and Nokia will gain legitimate access to the Korean mobile market. More than any of the other brands and models anticipated to hit the Korean market next spring (such as enterprise-oriented HTC Touch and RIM Blackberry), Apple’s iPhone appears to have a mainstream consumer edge, having established a buzz and cachet among. (Earlier this year, I even spotted iphones “in the wild)
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