Liangs calligraphy BlackBerry Storm hits China TelecomGetting your phones into China is not always easy – like in most other centralistically governed countries, loads and loads of regulatory issues must be overcome…

According to Mobile Business, RIM now has BlackBerries on two Chinese operators:

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) is to up its presence in China – the world’s largest mobile market – via a deal with China Telecom, the country’s third-largest mobile operator. China Telecom will offer the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software and the 3G-enabled BlackBerry Storm smartphone (pictured) to its enterprise customers beginning in the second half of this month.

According to a Dow Jones Newswires report, BlackBerry devices are currently only available through China Mobile (the market leader), Digital China (an IT distributor), and grey market imports. However, China Mobile’s efforts have reportedly stalled due to problems in offering a BlackBerry that supports TD-SCDMA, its homegrown 3G network.

Not much to add here – I wonder why China Telecom didn’t go for the BlackBerry Storm II instead…

Image: Wikimedia Commons / Unknown, editing by Tam Hanna

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