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Korea to get BlackBerry Internet Service and the BlackBerry Bold.


Press Release Excerpts:

To celebrate the launch of BlackBerry Internet Service, SK Telecom will offer new subscribers one year of premium access, via an upgrade, to “Daum” – one of the most popular local ISP email services in Korea. The first 1,000 customers will also get an additional free replaceable backplate in a color of their own choosing, a value of KRW 30,000.

Targeting business users and professionals who want to keep connected to people and information on the go.

* BlackBerry Bold smartphone and BlackBerry Internet Service will be available from SK Telecom beginning tomorrow
* Business customers and professionals in Korea can subscribe to BlackBerry Internet Service* through select SK Telecom’s       retail stores, as well as SK Telecom’s online shop and authorized partners
* Monthly data plan of KRW 24,000* includes 30MB of data

Seoul, Korea– SK Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched BlackBerry® Internet Service and the BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone, targeting business customers and professionals in Korea. The smartphone and service will be available beginning tomorrow through select SK Telecom retail shops, as well as SK Telecom’s online store and authorized business partners.

BlackBerry Internet Service is a powerful and easy-to-use service that utilizes RIM’s highly regarded “push” technology to allow users to wirelessly access up to 10 supported POP3/IMAP email accounts.  Set up is easy and does not require IT support, making it an excellent option for business users and professionals who don’t have the need or the resources to manage a corporate email server. Together, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone and BlackBerry Internet Service offer a complete solution for a customer’s on-the-go communication needs.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone also delivers excellent voice quality and includes many premium phone features as well as a built-in organizer (with calendar, address book, task list and memo pad applications) that can easily import contacts from popular desktop organizer applications.

Customers can subscribe to BlackBerry Internet Service for a monthly charge of KRW24,000*, which includes 30MB of data.

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