NTT DoCoMo and KTF announced they're planning to release a new Android-powered handset next year in Japan. The device is not ready yet, but when it's released, they say it will cost cheaper than its western counterparts.
Who knows, but it seems that at this rate Google's OS will soon conquer the whole world, just like the iPhone.
Samsung W600 is a new HSUPA phone that will provide uplink speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps and will feature a 800 x 380 3” touchscreen with haptic feedback, and support for mobile TV via T-DMB. The handset has been recently showcased at Korea Electronics Show, and will soon be available in the home market for 800,000 - 900,000 KRW from SKT and KTF.
There are rumors saying that Apple plans to enter the Korean and Japanese markets with their 3G iPhone on hands.
As supposed previously the upcoming handset would not be fully compatible with Japan's 3G network. But this appears to be false, as Apple intends to release its next-generation iPhone simultaneously in both Korea and Japan on Korea Free Telecom (KTF)'s and NTT DoCoMo's 3G networks, respectively.