China Telecom

China's third largest telecommunications operator China Telecom now offers BlackBerry services for small businesses in the country. Starting from 89 Chinese yuan per month (roughly $14 USD), small businesses can opt for BlackBerry Internet Service for reliable communications or expand their possibilities with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for no additional cost. As part of China Telecom's offerings, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone is made available to provide small businesses flexible connectivity in a stunning, feature-laden package.

Sharing the excitement is Gregory Shea, Managing Director of China, Research In Motion: "RIM is very pleased to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone and extend BlackBerry services to small business in China. With their extensive market reach and flexible service offerings, we believe small businesses will be well served by China Telecom."

As competition in the smartphone arena becomes more fierce in China, more and more options find their way to Chinese telecoms operators, albeit mostly for enterprise customers only. But everything has to start somewhere, right?

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