During my recent visit to Beijing, I had a chance to sit down with China’s Mobinode.TV (November 13, 2009) to discuss the iPhone launch in China. Since this interview aired, China Unicom has begun a major iPhone advertising campaign and launched a new online iPhone store in partnership with Taobao.com. Dan Butterfield > Interview with [...]
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The black/grey markets in Beijing will blow your mind! On Saturday and Sunday (November 14/15) I had a chance to do a bit of undercover work. I hired a guide to help me navigate the Zhongguancun (pronounces “Djong Guan Tsun”) shopping mall maze – Hailong, Dinghao and e-World Kemao. Jennifer, my guide/interpreter, was in the market for [...]
My first full day in Beijing began with an early breakfast at my hotel. They put out a buffet that would put all but 5 star hotels to shame. Not being educated in culinary matters I can’t describe all of the delights, but it more than satisfied my growling belly. My first venture of the [...]
iPhone launch event at The Place in Beijing – evening of October 30th 2009 – Photos courtesy CCID. Please visit > CCID for more photos First two iPhone buyers receive special recognition.
At 6:00 p.m. Beijing time today (October 30, 2009) the iPhone was officially launched in China. The Place in Beijing served as the launch festivities venue. The Place is also home to China Unicom’s flagship ”Wo” 3G Store. China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing attended the ceremony along with Unicom GM LU Yimin. The honor of selling [...]