Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blackberries in Korea

According to the latest press release from SK Telecom and this AP article in the Boston Globe, Canada's Research in Motion and South Korea's SK Telecom have just announced the launch of corporate service for the Blackberry Bold smartphone, which will be available in South Korea via a local network for the first time.

The interaction of technology, and policy: The Korean Communications Commission announced last week that the rule requiring all mobile carry special software adapted to SKorea's wireless platform -- will be abolished as of April 1st.

It will be interesting to see how the local mobile device market (currently dominated by major Chaebols Samsung and LG) changes with the growing ease of using phones made by foreign manufacturers.

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