BlackBerry smartphones users are now able to access real-time news
from Yonhap News Agency fast and comfortably.
Yonhap News announced that the free Yonhap News application for
BlackBerry smartphones was launched on BlackBerry App World.
Available as a free download, the Yonhap News application provides
real-time Korean and international news. Breaking news and feature
articles are automatically delivered to BlackBerry smartphone users as
they are published on the newswire. Users need not look for breaking
news as notification will be delivered to the BlackBerry smartphone
whenever news is updated.
“We have seen substantial demand for accessing real-time news on
BlackBerry smartphones in Korea,” said Chang Hoi Kim, Senior Director,
International Team at Yonhap News Agency. “News from Yonhap News is
regarded as the leading news source in South Korea, the BlackBerry
application will provide users with fast and reliable news information
on the go.”
As the provider of BlackBerry smartphones and services in South
Korea, Soon Hyung Kim, Vice President, Solution Business Division at SK
Telecom commented, “Customers are looking for applications that deliver
localized content. The new Yonhap News application meets this demand and
we are delighted to support the Yonhap News Agency and RIM with the
launch of the very first local news application in Korea.”
“The Yonhap News application enriches the mobile experience for users
by leveraging the unique push capabilities of the BlackBerry platform
to seamlessly deliver up-to-date information,” said Norm Lo, Vice
President of Asia Pacific, Research In Motion.
The free Yonhap News application is available for the BlackBerry
Bold 9000 and BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphones from SK Telecom.
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