SOURCE: Archos, Inc.


May 04, 2011 13:28 ET

ARCHOS and Pantech Group Announce Distribution Agreement for the Korean and Japanese Markets

PARIS--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - ARCHOS, leader in the Android-based internet tablet market, and Pantech Group, Korea's third-largest mobile phone manufacturer, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for selling the full range of ARCHOS tablets in Korea and Japan.

Pantech Group will be in charge of selling the full range of ARCHOS internet tablets to its entire customer base in Korea and Japan, including telecoms operators, distributors and resellers.

The partnership also aims to target the top-tier USA telecom companies such as AT&T and Verizon with an innovative 3G solution which will be unveiled to the public within the third quarter of 2011.

''This agreement emphasizes our strategy of working with leading telecom providers and will raise awareness of the ARCHOS brand amongst mobile phone users. As a brand with a great manufacturing experience, Pantech Group brings a high level of quality and experience to the U.S., Korean and Japanese markets. We look forward to joining our forces with Pantech Group which is recognised for its strong, diverse corporate culture and its dedication to creativity and innovation," says Henri Crohas, CEO and Founder of ARCHOS.

''We look forward to working with ARCHOS, the pioneer in the Android internet tablet market. This agreement will allow Pantech Group to take on the internet tablet segment, especially with Telecom companies in the U.S., Japan and Korea," says Lee Hun, the Vice President New Business Development Division of Pantech Group.

ARCHOS, pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialized in Android powered Internet Tablets, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers Internet Tablets, Tablet PCs and MP3/MP4 players. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. Then in 2003 ARCHOS introduced the first portable multimedia players with TV recording. In 2006 Wi-Fi is implemented and then touch screens in 2007. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website:

About Pantech Group
Pantech Group, global leader of mobile phone and device manufacturer representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58% since 1991. Pantech holds 2nd market share in Korea against Samsung and top 10 in worldwide. Pantech produced 12 million sets of mobile phones to achieve 2.3 billion dollars of sales in worldwide in 2010. Pantech Group is strategic partner of SKT, KT and LGT in Korea and one of the key vendors of AT&T, Verizon in USA and only foreign mobile vendor of KDDI in Japan. Sub-brand "SKY" is the top premium brand leading the Korean market. In 2010, Pantech Group starts distribution and retail business with brand "LOTS" by affiliates company Pantech C&I. Pantech Group has offices in the United States, Mexico, Japan and China. Website:

Contact Information

  • Contacts
    ARCHOS / Harvard PR
    Lucy Harvey
    Tel: 020 7861 2504
    Email: Email Contact

    Pantech C&I / TNS team
    Kevin Kang
    Tel : +82-2-2030-0341
    Email : Email Contact