China which makes most of the world's smart phones and toys FINALLY gets a real smart phone and not a toy. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 has been released in China, on China Telecom's CDMA network. With over a billion people China and booming economy, the need for a quality smart phone has risen sharply and the Bold 9930 is the phone to fill that need.
Beijing and Guangzhou, China - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone will be available in China through the corporate sales channels of China Telecom.
Running on China Telecom’s CDMA network, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet and the first to offer the perfect union of a high-performance keyboard and touch display integrated within the iconic BlackBerry Bold design. It supports global roaming and Wi-Fi® connectivity. With its industry-leading keyboard and popular Chinese input options, responsive high-resolution touch screen and high-speed browser capabilities, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 continues the tradition of delivering the world’s best mobile communications experience. It features a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging, social networking, multimedia and business apps to keep customers connected and productive throughout the day.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9930 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone available in China to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
“We’re excited to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone in China,” said Urpo Karjalainen, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, at Research In Motion. “The new Bold will feature the new BlackBerry® 7.1 operating system and provide customers with an outstanding communications, web browsing and multimedia experience. IT managers will also benefit from the renowned enterprise-grade features of the BlackBerry solution.”
“The BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software together provide a secure, manageable mobile solution for enterprise customers. The BlackBerry enterprise solution enables significant productivity and efficiency gains for Chinese customers and it is trusted by over 90% of Fortune 500 companies around the world,” added Karjalainen.