Report: China Mobile to get BlackBerry this month

According to a report from Interfax, which cites Chinese BlackBerry manufacturer TCL as a source, China Mobile will become the exclusive distributor of the first BlackBerry to hit shelves in China this month.

"China Mobile will have exclusive rights to sell the new BlackBerry model, along with its current BlackBerry services, in China. We have already received an order for 10,000 of the handsets from China Mobile," TCL Communications public relations department official, Cheng Yanyan, said. The handset will be sold under the brand "Alcatel BlackBerry 8700," according to Yanyan.

For more on BlackBerry's arrival in China:
- read this report from Interfax