From UPI, via M&C Tech (link):
They have cell phones by the hundreds of millions. Now the international telecom companies are hoping to bring a mobile e-mail service to the 400 million mobile users in China, 10 million of who are also potential 3G subscribers.
The road to mobile services in China has so far been paved with good intentions and linguistic difficulties. Whilst 3G seems ready to launch next month, getting cell-phone-based e-mail services into the region has been more of a headache. Back in April, China Unicom launched its RedBerry push e-mail service to the country. Both the software and hardware used were developed in China itself, and the subscription and messaging fees were incredibly low-priced.