Research In Motion (RIM), has revealed its collaboration with China Mobile to offer its BlackBerry (News
) mobile e-mail service to China's mainland.
Blackberry Mobile e-mail service offers users the ability to roam wherever they wish and still access their corporate e-mails via the device.
Currently, approximately 300 wireless networks in more than 120 countries are supporting BlackBerry mobile email service. In Asia, it has been widely accepted by users in Japan, South Korea, India, and Taiwan.
China Mobile (News
) feels that the BlackBerry service can be a major threat to Redberry, the similar mobile email service launched by China Unicom.
"Price will be the decisive factor for BlackBerry to win the market in China. What is more, it has to be more localized and customized in this country as most of Chinese businessmen are still not used to the BlackBerry style," says an industry analyst from BDA.
Meenakshi Shanks is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
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