Galaxy S3 to enter local smartphone ecosystem this month

Galaxy S3 to enter local smartphone ecosystem this month

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Galaxy S3 to enter local smartphone ecosystem this month

Samsung Electronics' highly anticipated Galaxy S3 flagship smartphone is set to arrive in Korea soon, several weeks after it was released in 28 markets overseas.SK Telecom and KT, the nation's leading mobile carriers, said yesterday that they will start taking off- and online preorders for the latest Galaxy S handset starting this morning. The 4.8-inch handset comes in two models depending on connectivity - 3G and 4G long-term evolution (LTE), which carriers claim offers five times faster data-processing. While the 3G-enabled Galaxy S3 will be released this month exclusively through SK Telecom, the LTE version will be available next month via both carriers. The exact release dates were not disclosed. A Galaxy S3 with 3G connection can be ordered online at Tworld shop (tworldshop.co.kr), but SK Telecom has limited preorder volume to 5,000 units, it said. There won¡¯t be any quantity restrictions on LTE-enabled Galaxy S3s. KT said it will accept applications at preorder.olleh.com as well as at its Olleh stores nationwide. Customers will receive the handsets on a first-come, first-served basis from both mobile service providers. Existing subscribers who submit their old handsets to their carrier to trade in for the new smartphone will get additional discounts. The news of the Galaxy S3's launch in Korea came out on the same day that Apple, Samsung's top competitor in the global smartphone market, kicks off its 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.The annual conference, one of the most important tech events of the year, often serves as a platform for Apple to make key announcements. This year, it is expected to present the future of its operating systems, as well as new Mac computers, TVs and next-generation iPhone. By Seo Jieun

For 44 consecutive weeks, the program “Superman Returns” gets the highest position among programs rated by audience

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For 44 consecutive weeks, the program “Superman Returns” gets the highest position among programs rated by audience

KBS’ child-rearing variety program “Superman Returns” has continued to prove its immense popularity through viewer ratings for 44 weeks in a row!

According to Nielsen Korea, the most recent broadcast of “Superman Returns” on May 3 recorded a nationwide viewership rating of 14.9%, taking charge of the top spot during its time slot. With this latest ranking, the show has maintained its position at number one for 11 months running. . ... Read more

Nam Tae Hyun makes an effort to prepare for the new web composition “Midnight’s Girl”

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Nam Tae Hyun makes an effort to prepare for the new web composition “Midnight’s Girl”

Nam Tae Hyun is gearing into preparation for his debut as an actor.

On the picture revealed on May 1, Nam Tae Hyun can be seen wearing a school uniform and a padded jacket while looking over the script for “Midnight’s Girl.” . ... Read more

Sung Si Kyung says he"s befriended people he met online

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Sung Si Kyung says he"s befriended people he met online

On the May 22 installment of JTBC“s “Witch Hunt“, Sung Si Kyung revealed that he has previously befriended people he met online.

The show featured a woman who met a man through a blog and couldn”t figure out whether he had real romantic feelings for her.  Sung Si Kyung said, “In the past, I”ve met some people who I”ve come to know from playing go-stop on the internet. We played a game with three people, and they seemed like very kind and good people. That”s why I asked if we could meet [in person].” . ... Read more

MONSTA X"s prison break version of "Trespass"

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MONSTA X"s prison break version of "Trespass"


On May 21st, MONSTA X dropped a special video version of their debut track “Trespass.”

MONSTA X created and revealed the “prison break” version of “Trespass.” Although they didn”t showcase their choreography, they still provided their best energy and effort to give satisfaction to their fans.. ... Read more

Samsung introduces a standard for IoT

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Samsung introduces a standard for IoT
Samsung Electronics” Artik is the size of a Kisses chocolate. Provided by company Bracing for the Internet of Things era, in which almost everything will be connected via the Internet, Samsung Electronics has launched a trio of hardware development packages to make it easier for startups and tech enthusiasts to build connected gadgets and wearables. ... Read more