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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE gets official in Korea

Lots of news in the Galaxy Note department today, though sadly none of it will be much comfort to users waiting for the superphone to appear in other markets. OLED-Display reports that Samsung has announced an LTE variant of its supersized flagship phone for its home country of South Korea, giving users a chance for 4G connectivity in addition to the device's other numerous charms. This comes just hours after the company released the first version of the SDK for the Galaxy Note's unique S-Pen.

Pantech Vega LTE announced with 4.5-inch 720p display

720p seems to be the sweet spot for upcoming Android superphones: Both the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime and the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE have a 720p screen, and the Galaxy Note bumps it up to 1280 x 800. Add another to the list with the Pantech Vega LTE. The newest from the South Korean manufacturer has a 4.5-inch display showing off the best of Gingerbread. Pantech's translation is a little rough, but based on some quick measurements, it looks like the screen will be a full 16:10, 1280 x 800 panel.

LG Optimus Note Official as dual-core Tegra 2-packing slider [Video]

While this isn't the first time LG has come correct with a dual-core smartphone, it's certainly the first time they've done so with a slide-out keyboard. With their lineup including such gems as the LG G2x, the LG G-Slate, and the Optimus 3D (aka the Thrill 4G), you'd think LG was the king of dual core. Here they prove their willingness to go strange with what may well be the device that makes their NVIDIA Tegra 2 to Qualcomm dual-core processor ratio go from 2-to-1 to 3-to-1 in an instant. Are you looking to bypass the other dual-core QWERTY slider on the block, the Droid 3? Here you go - LG Optimus Note!

Google Offices Raided by Korean Fair Trade Commission

It appears that Google's Seoul offices have been raided today by Korean trustbusters looking for information on the possible stoppering of search opponents in the company's mobile operating system Android. Search engine company NHN (popular in the area) and Daum Communications this past April asked the country's Fair Trade Commission to investigate Google's mobile search business practices. It appears that this request may well have been the source of the raid this week, and Google has responded with compliance and assurances to the public that they've got no ill willing code in play that would make their OS an unfair playing field.

South Korean Government Developing New Mobile OS

We're to understand that the next step in mobile evolution will be coming soon from no stranger a place than the South Korean government. Officials in South Korea's ministry have announced today that they'll be developing their own open-source smartphone operating system to give local smartphone markers "competitiveness". Competitiveness against what, you may ask? Against foreign smartphone OS makers, apparently, like the evil Android, apparently!

More Details Leaked of the Samsung SHW-M190S, Will Feature HDMI-Out

Samsung is getting ready for 2011 in big ways as they are planning on quite a bit of impressive device launches. One of which, the SHW-M190S, has just had more specs and images leaked to the internet. This is the first time we have seen what the device will look like and it's internals are similar to the company's range of Galaxy S devices. However, the phone is different than the Galaxy S series in two ways: the inclusion of an HDMI-out and the new design. The M190S will sport internals such as a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz Processor, 5MP camera, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The phone will ship with Android 2.2 and it "may" see the Gingerbread update. Launching on South Korea's SK Telecom we can expect the device in early 2011. [Via SamsungHub]

LG Optimus Mach LU3000 Stocked with Original Ennio Morricone Music

South Koreas brand new LG Android 2.2 Froyo filled phone the LU3000 is ready to go and comes with a rather special bonus. In your phone, as you begin to explore it, you'll find that LG has teamed up with none other than legendary composer of lovely music Ennio Morricone. This cool professional of lovely sounds composed and recorded several songs specifically for this phone, all of them available for free, stocked in the phone, right out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S now Pink in South Korea

With Samsung’s Galaxy S available on almost all carriers it only makes sense for them to start bringing a bit of diversity to the fabled handset. That is exactly what they are doing in South Korea where they appear to now be offering this device in pink alongside the original.

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