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White BlackBerry Bold goes to Korea with SK Telecom

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HousingWhiteBBBold

The white BlackBerry Bold 9000, which was one of the few BlackBerry related pieces of news we saw from CTIA, will be showing up for sale in Korea via SK Telecom.

The device will be available at the end of October and the first 1,000 customers will get a free BlackBerry Horizontal Leather Pouch.

It will be interesting to see how well the Bold sells in South Korea as it’s a country with a very predefined mobile culture. Many of the devices come with TV receivers and the Korean language is almost better suited to a keypad. That being said, there are a great number of ex-pats and Korean businessmen who would love this device.

SK Telecom bringing BlackBerrys to South Korea

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BlackBerry Bold

It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about South Korea on BlackBerry Cool, and for good reason, as RIM had been facing resistance in South Korea due to public perception and issues with software standards. Today we have some great news for our South Korean brethren: SK Telecom and RIM have jointly announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9000 will launch on December 29th for corporate customers (no plans have yet been finalized for consumers).

New members of the BlackBerry Nation can read our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review below, or find more information on what was preventing BlackBerrys from coming to South Korea after the jump.

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device Specs)

Why no BlackBerrys in South Korea?