China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) and Research in Motion (RIM), the perpetual developer of the BlackBerry smartphone, has announced plans to start BlackBerry services for small commercial organizations in China, a report in RIM website said. The companies will be launching the Blackberry Bold 9650 smartphone
Starting May 17, the China Telecom will present BlackBerry internet service for small business organizations at RMB89 per month. This will allow customers to send and receive email from more than 10 supported workplace and personal user accounts.
In addition, the service will also support BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), an instant messenger application supported only by RIM, and other IM (Instant Messaging) services. The service will also bring about a huge variety of third-party softwares and applications which will range from business efficiency to private entertainment.
“The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone, together with the new affordable BlackBerry service plan from China Telecom, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express from RIM offer small businesses a one-stop integrated solution to meet their mobility needs, and helps them maintain their competitive edge,” said Liang Zhi Ping, General Manager, Customer Department, China Telecommunications Corporation, in the RIM website.
China Telecom will also offer BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, a free software which presents security features to small businesses.