Research In Motion (RIM) is the latest device supplier to reap the benefits of China’s technology upgrades. The Canadian company yesterday announced it plans to support TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE with BlackBerry smartphones for China Mobile.
RIM launched the BlackBerry solution with China Mobile back in 2006, and the two companies have been focused on introducing the product to enterprise customers. The latest developments between the two companies will see China Mobile and RIM cooperating to drive more growth in the enterprise segment and to introduce BlackBerry solutions to the small and medium business and professional consumer markets in China.
BlackBerry Internet Service is expected to be available from China Mobile in 2010, the companies said in a press release.
Of course, RIM isn’t the only smartphone provider going after opportunities in China. Dell is supplying the Mini 3 smartphone to China Mobile; it runs on China Mobile’s OPhone platform, and Apple launched the iPhone with China Unicom.