Nokia stumbles back into South Korea with hamstrung 6210
byDarren Murph||February 3rd 2009 at 4:24amFebruary 3rd 2009 4:24 am
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?