Dopod, the Asian carrier recently acquired by HTC, is now going to be supporting BlackBerry Connect. They’re going to be the first in Asia to carry the service, which may combat a noticeable lack of interest by many. For now, the 838Pro (Dopod’s brand of the Hermes) will be the only one sporting Connect 4.0, with more undoubtedly on the way. Dopod’s not carrying any BlackBerrys yet, so any foothold RIM can get in an exploding Asian market is vital while there’s still room to squeeze in, even if it’s only as software to start. With most of Dopod’s devices running Windows Mobile, and a wide reach spanning India to Australia, RIM has some catching up to do out in the south Pacific.