12/30/2010 10:33:00 AM
Power 50 Profile: Woo-Young Kwak, head of Mobile Handset RandD, LG
2008 Product Design
The man who famously once labelled Apple’s iPhone a ‘copycat’ of LG’s Prada handset, Kwak runs LG’s mobile development house in Korea. Under his watch, a number of award-winning designs emerged in 2007 and 2008, most notably the eye-catching and influential LG Prada and Viewty devices. Kwak was also instrumental in arranging LG’s involvement as the handset supplier for the GSMA’s first Pay-Buy Mobile trials last year.