Korean Mobile Phone Trends

Posted: Apr 21 2005, 2:00pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:44pm CDT, in Mobile Phones


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Korean Mobile Phone Trends

LaptopMag visited Seoul to glean a sense of where South Korea is driving its mobile phone technology and what direction we can expect the industry to take on the home front.

"Koreans spend an average of $500 on a new handset (phones aren’t subsidized by carriers like they are in the US) and replace them more often than American consumers, resulting in extremely rapid adoption of new technologies. We wandered the Techno Mart, a mega-mall dedicated solely to electronics that fills most of a high-rise building and makes a visit to Best Buy feel like browsing a 7-Eleven, and we came to appreciate the gusto with which Koreans consume phones."
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