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Pantech Targets High-end Market with its PG-6100 in Argentina

Press Release posted by Michelle Ruhfass on Wednesday December 06, 2006.

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The new handset aimed at providing "optimal" combination of camera & phone technology

Pantech targets 10 % of the Argentina's market share by the end of 2007

SEOUL, December 6, 2006: Pantech Co., Ltd., Korea's leading mobile phone manufacturer, has announced today the launch of its PG-6100 multimedia phone, targeting the high-end mobile phone market in Argentina.

The new handset will be offered via CTI Movil, the Argentine affiliate of American Movil, the largest mobile carrier in Latin America. The PG-6100 provides users with an advanced combination of both camera and phone technology, while also offering a trendy and stylish design.

Keon C. Kim, Senior Vice President, Overseas Marketing, Pantech Group, said: "Since Pantech entered into Argentine mobile phone market at the end of last year, we have been rapidly growing up. We are now making another move to diversify our product portfolio across all price segments and tap into the high-end handset market of the region with our PG-6100."

"Argentina is fully part of our tremendous efforts to further expand our market share in Latin America. The launch of this new product will help us move closer to achieving our goal of increasing our presence in the region and to position ourselves as a true leading mobile handset manufacturer," said Mr. Kim.

The PG-6100, the intenna clamshell phone, features a 2 mega pixel camera with smooth 4x digital zoom and a 1.9 inch 260,000 color TFT display as well as a 260,000 color OLED sub-display. It also provides Bluetooth functionality, a speakerphone, and an FM radio.

The new phone also provides a large 256MB internal memory, and 64 polyphonic ring tones. Users can also send photos and phone numbers to other mobile phones through the phone's infra-red data association (IrDA) functionality.

Pantech has become the sixth best-selling brand in Argentina since its first entry in the country late 2005. Pantech recently introduced the three GSM handsets ? PG-3810, PG-1310V, and PG-1610 ? to the Argentina's mobile phone market in September. The PG-1410, launched early this year, is one of the best selling bar-type camera phones.

Pantech expects its market share in the Argentine mobile phone market to reach up to 6 percent in 2006. The company plans to further increase its market share at least up to 10 percent by the end of 2007.

PG-6100 features:

  • Intenna clamshell phone
  • 2 mega pixel CMOS camera w / 4x digital zoom & flash
  • Dimensions/weight: 82x47.5x24.9mm / 115g
  • Display: Main-1.9" 260K color TFT LCD (176x220 pixels)
  • Sub-1.1" 260K color OLED LCD (96x96 pixels)
  • 64 polyphonic, MP3 ringtone
  • Speakerphone
  • IrDA / Bluetooth
  • Video recorder & player / FM Radio
  • WAP 2.0, JAVA MIDP 2.0

About Pantech:
Pantech, through its affiliates - Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech&Curitel Communications, Inc. and Pantech C&I Co. - is one of Korea's top three mobile handset makers and is the seventh largest handset manufacturer in the world. Pantech has been responsible for a number of breakthrough innovations in the mobile technology sector, including the introduction in 2004 of the world's first fingerprint recognition camera phone, as well as award winning camcorder, MP3 and DMB phones. In 2005, Pantech affiliate Pantech&Curitel Communications acquired SK Teletech Co., the handset manufacturing arm of SK Telecom, the number one mobile network operator in South Korea. The SKY brand, originally marketed by SK Teletech as the most popular premium handset brand in South Korea, has since become part of the Pantech brand portfolio. Pantech markets its products under the SKY and Curitel brands in the domestic Korean market and under the Pantech brand overseas. Pantech collectively has approximately 3,500 employees and 21 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please visit www.pantech.com.


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