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2008/12/11 15:45 KST
Canadian firm to sell smartphones in S. Korea

   SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- A major Canadian handset maker plans to begin selling one of its most popular smartphone models to South Korea businesses later this month, a local mobile carrier said Thursday.

Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd. plans to start selling the BlackBerry Bold 9000 model to corporations starting on Dec. 29, SK Telecom, RIM's local wireless partner, said in a statement. The two companies plan to hold a launch party next week in Seoul.