Apple has seen about 60,000 units of iPhones sold in South Korea on its debut on Saturday, which is pretty good as the nation has already reported 400,000 smartphones sales in the third quarter.

The number, though far away from the one million sales in the U.S. for the iPhone 3GS, has already been a great success compared to the estimated 5,000 units sold during the first week in China.

The handset is available through KT Corp, the second largest carrier in Korea.

“We’re hoping that this iPhone will be a trigger point for the smartphone market in Korea,” Yang Hyun-mi, KT’s chief strategy officer, wascited as saying. Hyun-mi also noted that smartphones only control one percent of the mobile market in the nation.

via International Business Times


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