This month, Samsung Electronics will unveil the SPH-V4200 phone to the South Korean market. Featuring a built-in MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera and live video phone recording at 320×240 resolution.
The South Korean music industry lobby group protested against the SPH-V4200. In response to this, Samsung agreed that the consumers would not be able to listen to “free” music files for more than three days. It will also not be possible to transfer music from the phone to another device, such as PDAs, home PCs, or MP3 Players. They may also agree to pay the industry a royalty fee based on the sales of the phone. Maybe South Korean music is not appealing to the youth’s anymore, I find it hard to believe their lack of sales is caused by MP3 downloads.