NEWS IN BRIEF: SK Telecom, Microsoft

SK Telecom has reportedly abandoned plans to buy up or form a joint venture with US wireless giant Sprint. An unnamed official told Yonhap News that considering the current volatile economic climate, neither deal would be particularly palatable.

Microsoft has released an emulator for the upcoming Internet Explorer Mobile 6 (IEM6). Due to be released shortly, IEM6 promises improved fidelity, touch screen support and multiple zoom levels, and has been integrated with Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 and Jscript v5.7, which provides Enhanced Script and Ajax support.