RIM hopes to launch a new BlackBerry model in China by the end of October this year, an official from RIM China said last Friday at a conference in Shenzhen.

"We will hopefully be able to secure a network access license from the Ministry of Industry and Informatization (MII) before the end of October this year for our second BlackBerry model for the Chinese market," Johnson Xu, RIM's south China sales director, told Interfax at the First China Mobile Phone Industry Research Conference.

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