In the wake of the latest comments from China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing (stating that China Unicom and Apple are engaged in discussions over the possibility of delivering an “official” WiFi-enabled iPhone to China) there were rumors that China Unicom would drop the price of the current iPhone models, which have no WiFi capability (no WiFi chip – [...]
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Update – 09/16/09: According to a report on Sina.com, 3G mobile payment handsets (“wave-to-pay”) are now undergoing trials in Shanghai. No details yet on the hardware/software modifications necessary to activate wave-to-pay. Swipe-to-pay mobile payments are nothing new in Japan and Korea. iPhone’s authorized carrier in Japan, Softbank, has a “Felica seal” (sticker) that can be [...]
The following is my response to questions about iPhone in China posed by China’s Mobinode.tv … I read Mobinode.tv regularly and I appreciate the opportunity to share my views about iPhone coming to China. I believe we are at the beginning stages of a mobile revolution. A new breed of smartphones is opening up an ocean [...]
Sunday, May 17, 2009 - World Telecom Day – China Unicom will unveil their new WCDMA 3G network (trial launch in 55 major cities) on May 17 and may want to add some icing on the cake by announcing their new iPhone deal with Apple. It’s not a given that an announcement will happen in May [...]
First video call on China Unicom’s W-CDMA commercial network successful by Zhang Danwei Shanghai. February 13. INTERFAX-CHINA – Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and China Unicom have successfully made the first video telephone call. The first video call was completed in Guangzhou City of southern China’s Guangdong Province at 4 p.m. Beijing time on Feb. 11. A [...]