Motorola rolls out Razr 2 in South Korea

Motorola will start selling the next generation of its popular and ultra-slim Razr cell phone next month in South Korea ahead of a global launch in July, the president of the company's South Korean operations, quoted by an Associated Press report, said.

'Korean consumers are tech-savvy and leading the pack in terms of design,' Gill Hyun-chang, president of Motorola Korea, told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview.

The Associated Press report said the new phone, called Razr 2, boasts a slimmer frame, larger screen and improved call quality compared with its predecessor.

It will be available via SK Telecom, South Korea's largest wireless carrier, Gill said.

The report said Motorola, the world's second-largest maker of cell phones, unveiled the new phone in a bid to resurrect its ailing handset business.

Motorola has sold nearly 100 million Razr phones, but has struggled to find a successor to it, the report further said.