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BlackBerry Approved For China: Potential Users 500 Million

October 24, 2007

Sumner Lemon

San Francisco (IDGNS) – Chinese businessmen will soon be able to get their hands on Research In Motion’s BlackBerry handset, following long months of delays getting approval to bring the devices to China.

Getting approval to sell handsets in China required BlackBerry to team up with telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent in a distribution agreement. Alcatel-Lucent in turn tapped a handset joint venture it has with TCL Communications Holdings, a Chinese handset maker, to secure the necessary approvals for the 8700 to be sold in China starting later this year.

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