Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

SK Markets Phone with Pop-up Display

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on September 19, 2006

Mobile TV’s growing popularity in Korea is spawning new handsets designed to improve viewing footage on small screens. In the latest of such moves, SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile carrier, just began marketing the IM-U140 handset shown above. The phone, made by local maker Pantech, sports a 2.6-inch LCD screen that pops up automatically at a 30-degree angle when users push a button.

The phone, costing $760, receives TV signals through a satellite by using technology known as digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB). It also features 4 channel stereo speakers, MP3 player, 3-megapixel camera, electronic dictionary and a touch screen with vibrating reaction. The touch-screen functionality allows users to make calls without using key pads.

Since Korea launched a mobile TV broadcasting network last year — by beaming video and radio channels onto cell phones of mobile carriers — more than 1.3 million TV phones have been sold. Another 1 million people use the network to enjoy mobile TV through navigators, notebooks, personal multimedia players and PDAs, which have larger screens than cell phones.

Reader Comments


February 27, 2009 6:57 AM


Post a comment



Bloomberg Businessweek’s team of Asia reporters brings you the latest insights on business, politics, technology and culture from some of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economies.

BW Mall - Sponsored Links

Buy a link now!