Years after it exited the market, BlackBerry is all set to make a comeback to South Korea. According to a new report, the Canadian company will launch its debut Android smartphone Priv in the Asian country at an event scheduled for September 20.
BlackBerry entered the South Korean smartphone market in 2009, but decided to pull out in 2012 due to sluggish sales. Several other companies, including Nokia, HTC, and Motorola, also exited the market in the same year after losing out to local players like Samsung and LG.
The company, however, made it clear that there are currently no plans to set up a regional office in South Korea.
Dumbass comments here, if you don't know and use the priv just stfu.
Blackberry got the premium look. John Chen should improve for Priv 2 instead. Such a privillege phone and buried by the dust. Hope a new Priv 2 will emerge as a champion.
Smart move, if ugly and low speced Samsungs folder mobiles can sell why can't priv be sold ??