It's not all quite official yet, but
LG today announced a deal to acquire handset maker KTFT. A
manufacturer of North American phones like the CDM-9200 in conjunction with UTStarcom, KTFT is the fifth largest
handset maker in Korea, and should help number three LG regain its spot behind Samsung after losing position to Pantech
who recently bought SK Teletech. Wild times indeed, though there's no word on the offering price or what will happen to
current KTFT handsets like the 9945 (pictured) that
UTStarcom has been showing off recently.