NTT DOCOMO to Launch BlackBerry Internet Service in Japan from August 1

NTT DocoMo announced today that on August 1 it will launch the BlackBerry Internet Service for direct connection to the Internet without the need for a dedicated server, responding to requests from individuals, as well as small to midsize businesses, who want a simple, convenient, low-cost system for Web browsing and e-mail with their BlackBerry 8707h smartphones in Japan.

The BlackBerry 8707h will be sold through the company’s Online Shop, Corporate Business Division and DocoMo Shops’ corporate business sections on August 1.The BlackBerry Internet Service will cost 3,045 yen ($30) per month (tax included). The FOMA basic monthly fee and normal packet charges will apply separately.