iPhone is so attractive and Asia holds such a huge mobile market. In Japan, iPhone is getting quite popular; nobody knows the exact date yet but we know it is stepping closer to China; it is not very clear about iPhone in South Korea, but at least they are in talk for a long time; and it is already rocking HongKong and Singapore. Recently, we had a great pleasure of interviewing with Dan Butterfield, managing editor of iPhonAsia. We talked about lots of things, actually almost every interesting topic about iPhone in China/Asia, including WiFi function for China Unicom’s iPhone, local version of App Store for China, the pricing plan, the opportunity and also challenge for iPhone in China/Asia, the ecosystem for iPhone in Asian and Western market, the grey market in China, the booming Shanzai Ji (bandit phones) industry, the difference among the Asian markets etc.

Dan gave us very informative and broad views of iPhone and mobile phone market in general in Asia. He believes:

1) Can you give us a brief introduction of yourself, your experience in mobile telecom industry and iPhonAsia?

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Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.