According to Yonhap, a South Korean news website, BlackBerry (formerly RIM) is contemplating leaving the South Korea market.
“BlackBerry, a Canadian smartphone maker, may pull out of the South Korean market in the first half of this year due to sluggish sales,” the report states.
If this turns out to be the case, this will be the second Asian smartphone market Blackberry will be existing this year.
Recently, Blackberry announced that they will not be launching their Blackberry Z10 flagship smartphone in Japan.
At the time, Amy McDowell, a spokeswoman for BlackBerry told the Wall Street Journal:
[quote] We are in the process of launching BlackBerry 10 globally in key markets and we are seeing positive demand for the BlackBerry Z10 in countries where it has already launched.
Japan is not a major market for BlackBerry and we have no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 devices there at this time
However, we will continue to support BlackBerry customers in Japan.[/quote]
It looks like iOS and Android dominates in Asia has left no room for Blackberry.