China Telecom has approached wireless communications firm Research in Motion (RIM) about the possibility of offering the company’s popular BlackBerry mobile email service in China, Reuters reported. A spokesman for China Telecom said that the two companies had just started negotiations. Helen Zhu, an analyst with Goldman Sachs said that while the move was positive for China Telecom, it wasn’t "a game changer." China Mobile, the country’s dominant mobile company, has offered BlackBerrys since 2006, but it has not strongly promoted the service. China’s mobile carriers have been trying to differentiate themselves after the issuance of third-generation (3G) mobile licenses last year. China Mobile and China Unicom have both been in talks with Apple to bring the company’s iPhone to China.
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