RIM launches BlackBerry in Korea

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RIM announced early this morning that, in partnership with Korean mobile telecommunication specialists KT Powertel, they are now providing the 7100i BlackBerry and BES services to Korea for the first time ever.

“We are very pleased to bring BlackBerry to the Korean market with KT Powertel. Korea is one of the world’s leading telecom markets and offers a significant opportunity for BlackBerry,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “In addition to the wide-ranging benefits of the unique BlackBerry architecture, KT Powertel’s customers will also enjoy the “push-to-talk” capabilities supported by the KT Powertel network and BlackBerry 7100i handset, allowing them to stay better connected on the go.”