Friday, November 27, 2009

South Korea's reception of the iPhone

When I was last there, I had the privilege of chatting with people who wanted the iPhone so badly, and one walked me through the reasons. He actually had an iPhone to use for its various features, even though he had to make calls with his other phone. Talk about deconvergence.

South Korea is all abuzz about finally, really and truly getting the iPhone. As Chang at Web 2.0 Asia remarks, "No more "in Korea, iPhone is the next month phone" joke."

James F. Larson over at Korea's Information Society has also talked about the iPhone and what it means for the explosion of Korea's mobile market and Google's Android phone.

In any case, the iPhone is set for a tough test in this launch for many reasons, not the least of which is the accompanying high expectations of users and those who may look over their shoulders.

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