China Unicom

  • China's iPhone deal: New details emerge

    The headlines out of China overnight Tuesday were headsnappers.

    First Shanghai Security News reported that Apple (AAPL) had reached a three-year deal with China Unicom to market the iPhone in the world's largest cellphone market (600 million-plus subscribers).

    Then AFP and Reuters reported what China Unicom's spokesperson told them: that the two companies were still in negotiations and no agreement had been reached (something, by the way, any company dealing with Apple MORE

    - Jul 28, 2009 8:09 AM ET
  • Report: 'Crippled' iPhone coming to China in September

    China Unicom and Apple (AAPL) have reportedly signed an agreement to launch a specially-built version of the iPhone in China, perhaps as early as September.

    The report, published Friday by China Business Network, credits Hon Hai -- the world's largest manufacturer of electronics components and Apple's long-time partner -- with helping broker the deal.

    Under its terms, Hon Hai -- using its tradename Foxconn -- will build a special version of the MORE

    - Jul 19, 2009 10:55 AM ET
  • An iPhone for China on Sunday?

    UPDATE: China Unicom, as promised, launched its 3G service in 55 cities Sunday -- with plans to expand to 284 cities by the end of September -- but there was nothing in Chinese press accounts about its negotiations with Apple to carry the iPhone.

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    For months, Apple (AAPL) watchers -- counting the days until Cupertino finally brings the iPhone to mainland China -- have had their eye MORE

    - May 16, 2009 7:25 AM ET
  • Is wave-to-pay coming to the iPhone?

    Almost as curious as the fact that China Unicom has started advertising Apple's (AAPL) iPhone on its Shanghai website -- even though no agreement to sell the device in China has been announced -- are some of the advanced features Unicom is promoting.

    As Dan Butterfield reported early Wednesday on his iPhonAsia website, these include several functions that aren't officially available on current model iPhones, including:

    Wave-to-pay
    Mobile TV
    Tethering (connecting a laptop to MORE

    - Mar 25, 2009 9:47 AM ET
  • Is wave-to-pay coming to the iPhone?

    Almost as curious as the fact that China Unicom has started advertising Apple's (AAPL) iPhone on its Shanghai website -- even though no agreement to sell the device in China has been announced -- are some of the advanced features Unicom is promoting.

    As Dan Butterfield reported early Wednesday on his iPhonAsia website, these include several functions that aren't officially available on current model iPhones, including:

    Wave-to-pay
    Mobile TV
    Tethering (connecting a laptop to MORE

    - Mar 25, 2009 9:47 AM ET
  • China Unicom posts ad for iPhone

    Although no deal has been announced, China Unicom posted ads for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone - including specifications for the model now on sale in nearly 80 countries - on an official China Unicom website.

    The move follows reports last week of a breakthrough in the long running negotiations that have pitted China Unicom against its rival, China Mobile -- the world's largest cell phone carrier -- for exclusive rights to sell MORE

    - Mar 24, 2009 12:25 PM ET
  • China Unicom posts ad for iPhone

    Although no deal has been announced, China Unicom posted ads for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone - including specifications for the model now on sale in nearly 80 countries - on an official China Unicom website.

    The move follows reports last week of a breakthrough in the long running negotiations that have pitted China Unicom against its rival, China Mobile -- the world's largest cell phone carrier -- for exclusive rights to sell MORE

    - Mar 24, 2009 12:25 PM ET
  • New Chinese iPhone talks target May 17 -- UPDATE

    Has Apple switched horses in China?

    That's the thrust of a pair of news reports out of Beijing this week that suggest a deal to carry the iPhone in China could be reached as early as May 17.

    The first report, published Monday by Interfax-China, offered a recap of the sticking points that seem to have scuttled negotiations between Apple (AAPL), which is desperately seeking a partner in the world's largest MORE

    - Feb 13, 2009 5:20 AM ET
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