In a sign that iPhone may be a threat to OPhone* offerings, China Mobile has launched new ads that take a not so veiled swipe at iPhone. The new ads show China Mobile’s latest smartphone offerings standing proud in a defensive circle (think circle the wagons) against loosely scattered green apples. The implication of the [...]
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Update – December 17, 2009: During today’s quarterly earnings call, Research in Motion unveiled a distribution deal with China Telecom. RIM also announced that they shipped 10.1 million BlackBerry units in latest quarter. Color me jaded (and iPhone biased) betcha RIM’s record shipments were pumped up by their their seemingly perpetual “buy one, get one free” promos. December 8, [...]
If you search for #iPhone #China on Twitter, you’ll find hundreds of tweets reinforcing the falsehood that Apple (AAPL) has sold only 5 iPhones in China. This pathetic little number comes from articles reporting the first 2 weeks of iPhone sales on the new China Unicom iPhone portal on Taobao.com. Yes, only a handful the “official” [...]
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 [...]
It has been a bit of a mystery as to why more of the rumored iPhone distribution partners in China are not yet selling iPhones … Mystery solved thanks to Ms. Lin of iPhoneLocalizer.com who forwarded me an article published yesterday on Sina.com. The article loses much in translation, but here are the key points: [...]