China Finally Gets BlackBerry for Real

China Finally Gets BlackBerry for Real


And no, I’m not talking about that RedBerry fiasco from last year either. It might have taken China Mobile and Research in Motion eight years to get this deal done, but now it is finally done and the people of Shanghai can finally feel what having a CrackBerry is all about.

Initially, Research in Motion and China Mobile will be offering the BlackBerry service to multinational corporations that have operations in China, but shortly thereafter, China Mobile will begin to offer the service nationwide, providing SIM cards to support the burgeoning BlackBerry addiction.

The first BlackBerry to (officially) be sold in China will be the 8700g and it will start selling at the end of August for about US$700. I’d imagine more cheap knockoffs can’t be far behind.