Pantech Sirius Android Smartphone Unveiled for Korea Mart; Talks on with Verizon, AT&T to Take it Beyond Asia

April 18, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Pantech has rolled out its first Android-based smartphone in the South Korean market. Named Sirius, the smartphone banks fully on Google’s mobile OS in its bid to make a mark in the Korean high-end smartphone scene.

The Pantech Sirius comes about as a device with a 3.7-inch screen display. The display has capabilities to all bring to the user Web content, including Flash videos by Adobe. A 1-gigahertz snapdragon processor from Qualcomm powers the smartphone.

Tailor-made to play to the Korean galleries, the Sirius comes with a slant towards social networking services and Web browsing. Likely to hop on to the SK Telecom carrier network by the end of April 2010, Pantech is expected to offer the Android-driven smartphone for 900,000 won (approximately $807).

Though the phone has been made with the Korean customer in mind, the company seems to be keen on taking it beyond the Asian boundary if the scene proves favorable.  We hear that Pantech has already kicked off discussions with a handful of carriers outside South Korea in this regard. AT&T, Verizon Communications and Japan’s KDDI are among the carriers Pantech is talking to. Stay tuned while we keep a watch on whether the talks turn fruitful.

(Via TelecomsKorea)

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