Home » Uncategorized » Korean providers team up to standardize phone ports

Korean providers team up to standardize phone ports

South Korean mobile providers are cooperating so that users can have even more features and services. Great. They already have things we can only dream of and it will only get worse. KTF, SK Telecom and LG telecom, the three largest providers in the country, have agreed on a standard data and charging port. The new port will be required on all phones released in South Korea.

At first this move seems counter-intuitive. Companies have long taken pleasure in changing port shapes with every phone so that the accessories you had for your old phone are no good. You have to buy accessories again and they roll in the money. Having a standard port will mean that old accessories will work for new phones. These three companies have the foresight to realize that cooperating can, in this case, help all of them. Outside parties will be able to develop products and services that will easily be available to all phone users. They don’t have to limit their market by targeting one type of phone. In the long run, this will mean more services and, likely, more accessories sold.

The three companies have signed a memorandum of understanding. The date when the standardization will begin is unknown.

About T.O. Whenham

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.