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China Mobile, RIM to offer BlackBerry svc to China SMEs

BEIJING, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China Mobile 0941.HK, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, and Research in Motion RIMM.ORIM.TO will offer BlackBerry handsets and Internet service to consumers as well as smaller enterprises in China, the companies said on Tuesday.

In a joint statement, the two companies also said they would support TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE service on BlackBerry smart phones.

Digital China 0861.HK, a Hong Kong-listed information technology company, is to distribute Research In Motion's Blackberry handsets in China, the two companies said on Monday.[ID:nTOE5B60DJ]

China Mobile, China’s dominant mobile carrier with more than two-thirds of the market, has offered BlackBerries in China since 2006, but has not aggressively promoted the service until recently. (Reporting by Michael Wei and Simon Rabinovitch; Editing by Ken Wills and Jonathan Hopfner)