BlackBerry finally hits China after 8 years

It only took eight years of negotiation, but Research in Motion finally received clearance to sell the BlackBerry in China. A RIM manager who is based in the Beijing office said the company expects to start selling it at the end of the month and already has 5,000 pre-orders. The BlackBerry is already available in both India and Japan.

For more on RIM's deal in China:
- read this WSJ article (sub. req.)