Since quite a long time the BlackBerry service should be available in China. Right now it is possible to get a service plan as well as devices there.
Unfortunately, China Mobile (RIM’s partner in China) is only selling two old devices:
Obviously, you cannot buy – officially – other devices like the Pearl, Curve or one of the 8800 Series. Perhaps because some of them have a built-in GPS receiver and you can navigate quite well with them?
Moreover, it is very interesting that China Mobile’s BlackBerry 8700g looks pretty much like the BlackBerry 7280 (see screenshot below)
China Mobile Site: What’s new – BlackBerry
- BlackBerry in China – it’s getting serious
- Howto: Get BlackBerry Internet Access without Data Plan (example: China Mobile)
- BlackBerry in China – some correct facts
- BlackBerry in China
- BlackBerry Pearl’s Chinese Input Method Support #1
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