California giant Apple is seeking approval to sell its iPad in South Korea, the telecommunications regulator said Tuesday, after the iPhone’s local popularity fanned interest in the tablet computer. The Korea Communications Commission said in a statement it would make a decision within five days on the request by Apple’s Korean unit for technical approval.
According to report, the touch-screen computer allows users to watch videos, listen to music, play games, surf the web or read electronic books. Apple rolled out its iPad in the US on April 3 and sold more than three million in 80 days.
Samsung is planning a domestic launch of its first tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab, before the end of this year through KT’s rival SK Telecom.