KT to begin offering Apple’s revolutionary iPad in Korea; pre-oders start this week

“KT Corp., South Korea’s top phone and Internet company, said Sunday that it will start receiving pre-orders for Apple Inc.’s iPad this week, as it prepares to pit the tablet device against a soon-to-be-launched rival gadget,” Yonhap reports.

Full article here.

Saeromi Shin confirms the news for Bloomberg here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Steve A.” for the heads up.]


  1. Ummm….

    “pre-oders start this week”??? Pre-odors would imply a non-Apple product.

    When I read this I thought you were talking about an Android tablet. Then, I could understand the “pre-oder” in the headlines.

  2. @breeze, to what are you referring to?

    Are you talking about the article that was linked, where it stated, “Samsung Electronics Co.’s first tablet PC, this week in South Korea after having sold more than 1 million units of the brand’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S. “

    As far as I can tell, the 1M units sold are for the Galaxy S smartphone, NOT the 7″ Galaxy Tab.

    And, as for Jobs’ comment about 7″ tablets being DOA; using commonsense, if people had no other choices, then they might be fooled into buying a 7″ model.

    Amazing when people read something and see what they want to see, rather than the truth staring them in the face. I wonder how many other articles Breeze has read and totally misinterpreted?

  3. I wonder if the new iOS update release will coincide with the Korean release date as the Korean language has been removed from all iPads sold up ’till now. Unfortunately, since the Korean iTunes store has been severely crippled and offers no music or video content… It looks like Samsung will be able to highlight their many “advantages”, while of course failing to mention that they were the ones who lobbied the Korean government to restrict the iTunes store from entering the Korean market. The same protectionist blockade that kept iPhones (but not other apple products) from entering the country while they played catchup in the back rooms of their R&D labs… Perhaps a matter of national pride? The new apple TV is almost useless to most Koreans… In the meantime the entire nation gets all their media content from illegal sites… And of course Samsung is working on their Google TV… Shameful…

  4. It’s not a stretch for a company the size of Samsung to stuff their distribution channels with 1 million Galaxy Tabs. Now, whether that sells through at the retail level is another story altogether.

  5. The 7″ Android tablets are trying to compete on price by getting it below the $499 iPad level. The 7″ screen is part of this strategy, along with the ‘free’ OS and very limited storage – relying on the ‘hidden cost’ purchase of an SD card for storage.

    I think they will sell well as web-only tablets, but fail for anything that needs processing, long battery or reasonable storage requirements.

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