BlackBerry To Come To Korea

Posted: May 13 2008, 1:48am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:03am CDT, in Mobile Phones


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BlackBerry to come to Korea

SK Telecom is apparently planning to introduce the BlackBerry smartphone in Korea. It is actually surprising that BlackBerry phones are not ubiquitous by now.

Apparently regulations have prevented RIM from marketing the BlackBerry in Korea. Cell phones in Korea are required to use the Wireless Internet Platform for Interoperability (WIPI).
Some Blackberry phones are sold in Korea through trunk radio system operator KT Powertel.

LG and Samsung dominate the smartphone market in Korea so far.
Via Chosunilbo. See also the just announced BlackBerry Bold.

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