Since most Japanese have never heard of the BlackBerry and are unlikely to take to its "clunky" and "large" design compared to Japanese handsets, if you come to Japan you can almost not find BlackBerry in Japan at anywhere.
So why BlackBerry does not work and does not exist in Japan£¿
There are a number of reasons:
¡¤ RIM did not invest in Japan
¡¤ RIM reached no agreement with Japan's mobile operators
¡¤ BlackBerry until recently did not work with 3G (WCDMA/UMTS) which dominates in
¡¤ Also, BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboard gives no advantage for Japanese language input
¡¤ Finally, Japanese mobile phones with added software already provide most functions of
a BlackBerry (and a lot more functions which BlackBerries cannot do)
The initial BlackBerry device will have no Japanese input, which restricts the device to foreign expatriates in Japan, and guarantees to keep BlackBerry initially out of the mainstream Japanese market. This means that the initial market will be mainly managers in foreign subsidiaries in Japan. Those managers, who are integrated into Japan's business world and private world, will need a separate local Japanese mobile phone to communicate and exchange email messages with their Japanese colleagues. And these are not continent for those who come to Japan for business. MyJapanPhone has a specialty BlackBerry support team, we built up a BlackBerry FAQ , and if you have any other question of BlackBerry or want to rent a BlackBerry which can easily used in Japan, please do not feel hesitate to contact us at: Service@MyJapanPhone.com, we are sure can give you the comprehensive help.
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