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RIM Launches China Unicom BlackBerry Internet Service Portal

Sina Tech, 3/07/11

Chinese internet users recently discovered that Research In Motion (RIM) has launched a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) web portal (chinaunicom.blackberry.com) for China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) "Wo Business" brand.

At the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in mid-February, China Unicom's executive director, Lu Yimin, said that the company expects to launch its own BlackBerry smartphone in the first half of the year.

Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please see "Rumor: China Unicom to Release BlackBerry 9500 in Q1," MD 1/06/11 issue.

Keywords: mobile internet mobile data Lu Yimin China Unicom GSMA Mobile World Congress smartphone wireless Blackberry RIM 0762.HK 600050.SH CHU handset

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