Tablet PC War Ignited by KT and SKT in Mid October

The combat of tablet PC starts this month in Korea. Galaxy Tab will be released by Samsung Electronics on Media day through SK telecom. The orders for Wi-Fi of iPad will be received by KT at the same time. The release of Galaxy Tab with EVDO Revision A and iPad 3G from LGU+ and KT, will be seen next month.

According to the reports from various sources, the first round will be engaged between KT and SK telecom in the high end market in the middle of October. SK telecom aims to build a certain impulse with Galaxy Tab from Samsung before the iPad of Apple arrives at home. Differentiated features will be promoted by Samsung Galaxy Tab such as T Map, a navigation service that is growing as a killer application provided though HD level video call, Smart phone and news bulletin.

The price of Galaxy Tab will be set slightly more than 900,000 won but the user price must be decided yet, depending on whether to introduce tablet PC- the rate plan, exclusively. If such a plan is set up for Galaxy Tab that allows 3G voice calling, the cost will be just about the same as Samsung’s Galaxy S.

Last month, an Identity Tab powered by Android, which is also known as Olleh Pad, was launched by KT. This month, KT will release the iPad Wi-Fi in a package deal along with its wireless routing gadget or device Egg for WiBro. The orders will be received by KT from this mid-October and the delivery will begin from the end of the month or the beginning of month.

Though the package of Identity Tab-Egg which was released last month was available free for low-end user, the coming up iPad-Egg deal is for consumers of high end. An extra 30,000 won per month should be paid by the consumers for a contract period of two years if they take up WiBro wireless routing device with iPad Wi-Fi that was disposed by it self for over 700000 won.

Also, next month the iPad 3G is planned to be introduced by KT while iOS 4.1 for iPad will lay down its official entry. Korean language will be supported by iPad that is running iOS 4.1. It will also disclose a follow- up to Identify Tab boxed together service of internet phone in an offer to expand its user base with four forms of tablet PC packages.

LG U+ will move forward into the fight next month, by introducing Galaxy Tab which runs on EVDO Rev A module. The exclusive rate plan is being considered by the company saying that the conclusion will be made looking on the situation.

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