iPhone is stepping closer to China. A very interesting finding in China Internet Conference is that China Unicom is promoting its 3G (WCDMA) with iPhone and Blackberry.

The evidence is found on a leaflet for promoting China Unicom’s WCDMA service. We reported several days back Apple is recruiting in China for iPhone business, the guess we made China Mobile will be the partner of Apple now apparently is wrong. Apple’s negociation with China Unicom must be easier than with China Mobile. China Unicom can give a better offer to Apple since iPhone can help it win a better market share in China 3G market.

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6 Comments

  1. yea, No. 2 is always hungrier than No. 1, especially since No. 1 CHina mobile needs a wake-up call to the forces of economic competition

  2. I really hope that it’s with China Unicom and is not crippled. (China Mobile wanted the TD-SCDMA chipset and 3G and WiFi crippled because CM sees WiFi as taking away voice and data revenue.)

    If true, this is really good news for iPhone users.

  3. It looks like an iPhone but you never know whether they’re implying one of those iPhone look-a-likes which look like the real thing and are 1/10th the price.

  4. Hope that it's with China Unicom and is not crippled. China Mobile wanted the TD-SCDMA chipset and 3G and WiFi crippled because CM sees WiFi as taking away voice and data revenue.

  5. Hope that it's with China Unicom and is not crippled. China Mobile wanted the TD-SCDMA chipset and 3G and WiFi crippled because CM sees WiFi as taking away voice and data revenue.

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