Nokia stumbles back into South Korea with hamstrung 6210


Now that South Korea's handset market is open for more vendors to enter, it's no shock to hear that Nokia will be taking its shot. Oddly, the 6210 Navigator -- which is a pretty decent handset in and of itself -- will be scurrying into the nation without its most important feature. Due to a curious Korean regulation that would force Nokia to "embed a server with stored map information," the Finnish giant is instead choosing to launch the handset without a navigation service. Why? Because it'd rather use a map server in Singapore, that's why. Only time will tell if such a handicapped phone will catch eyes, but what we're really wondering is if this situation will happen time and time again with future Nokia handsets. Compromise, anyone?

[Via UnwiredView]