SK Telecom is a big Android advocate and they had tremendous success with their bundling of Samsung Galaxy S in Korea. To celebrate their Android fever, they have released a special Android figurine pack called ANDROSKI that flexes. You could even turn this into a handphone stand for your android device too. Pretty neat accessory coming from a telco. Maxis should consider having one too since they are the most active Android player in Malaysia. You can check out Androski website here but its all in Korean.
Check out the video of the figurine after the jump along SK’s press video of their on ground Android campaign.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab that’s expected to come to SK Telecom will have a new contender. Its rival KT has its own 7″ Android tablet that also looks awfully similar to the iPad with its aluminium construction.
The device will be called KT Identity Tab which is powered by a 1GHz processor, 8GB of memory, DMB TV tuner and a 3 Megapixel Camera. It is said to be priced at 300,000 Korean Won (approx RM789) which will go head on against its rival Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Koreans are previously labeled as copycats in the automobile industry and now this might be regarded as carbon copy of an iPad.
Check out the pics after the jump
This is very interesting. After much speculation, Green Packet, the owners of P1, have confirmed that P1 and SK Telecom of Korea will be going into a strategic partnership with the Korea giant taking about a 25% stake in P1.
In a statement issued by Green Packet today, the purchase will pump in US$100 million (about RM330 million) investment money into P1. Though, the statement says that the proposed agreement between the two companies is subject to “certain closing conditions to be confirmed in June“.
In the telco game, RM300 million is considered chump change but it would be interesting to see what other injections in terms of knowhow and technology expertise that SK Telecom can offer to Malaysia’s leading WiMAX operator.
Looking forward to see what P1 can and will offer once this deal is confirmed.
The telco game is a money game. For you to be taken seriously in this industry, you need money and loads of it, bucket loads.
P1, was the first to market WiMAX in Malaysia but it appears that they’ve grown to big and too fast for their own good. And when that happens, you need money.
Word has it that P1 is currently looking for strategic investors to allow the telco to further expand both its WiMAX network coverage and subscriber base.
Business Times report that P1 has approached Korea’s largest telco, SK Telecom for the said injection of funds.
Both declined to comment on the report but it is said that a one fifth stake in P1 is worth about US$100m of investor’s money.
With Wizard, Michael Lai at the helm, P1 showed tremendous promise early last year with good performance and solid packages. One year into the business, it is now plagued by frequent network outages and what could possibly be one of the country’s most unreliable networks, P1 could very well put the funds to good use, if the investment does happen.
Many would like to see major improvements in network reliability and performance as well as an increase in coverage areas especially in buildings.
For 2010, P1 targets to double its subscriber base and coverage areas. As of December 2009, P1 has crossed the 140,000 subscriber mark with coverage across 35% of Peninsular Malaysia.