Disney announced yesterday at the CTIA conference the launch of a mobile phone service in the United States.
The Disney phone service is targeted at kids and is giving parents control over spending and use. GPS location tracking is also supposed to be available.
Korean Pantech will provide the first handset on the Disney mobile service. The Pantech DM-P100 fold-style phone features a color display, external caller ID, a built in camera with embedded flash, speakerphone features, text and picture messaging and voice activated dialing.
Pantech customized the DM-P100 to work with the specific Disney mobile service features. The Disney Mobile service will launch in June.
You can find more details on the Disney Mobile site and on the Pantech site.
Refresher about Pantech:
Pantech, through its affiliates - Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech&Curitel Communications, Inc. and Pantech C&I Co. - is the number two mobile phone company in South Korea and is the seventh largest handset manufacturer in the world.
In 2005, Pantech affiliate Pantech&Curitel Communications acquired SK Teletech Co., the handset manufacturing arm of SK Telecom, the number one mobile network operator. The SKY brand, originally marketed by SK Teletech as the most popular premium handset brand in South Korea, has since become part of the Pantech brand portfolio. Pantech markets its products under the SKY and Curitel brands in the domestic Korean market and under the Pantech brand overseas. Pantech collectively has approximately 5,000 employees and 22 regional sales offices worldwide.
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