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, [...]
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China Telecom Bundles Free Internet 3G Subscription Plans The South China Morning Post is reporting that China Telecom Corp Ltd, through its Beijing subsidiary (Beijing Telecom), will offer free mobile Internet usage to mobile subscribers who sign up before Jul. 30th. China Telecom will also reduce local call fees (now between RMB 0.11 and RMB 0.19), [...]
iPhonAsia comment: Cindy Geng of Interfax has provided timely reports on the iPhone in China negotiations. See iPhonAsia reply to post below by Cindy Geng Beijing. March 6. INTERFAX-CHINA – EXCERPT: The chairman of China Unicom has confirmed that the operator is holding talks with Apple over officially introducing the iPhone to China, while rival [...]
March 7, 2009: According to iPhonAsia’s tea leaf readings (i.e. guesswork), Apple may have two China carrier deals to announce in the coming weeks or months… the well publicized deal with China Unicom (who will be in Cupertino tomorrow – March 8) another with Cinderella otherwise known as China Telecom What about Apple’s ongoing “cooperation talks” with China Mobile? A deal [...]
Update – March 23, 2009: Based on recent progress in Apple and China Unicom negotiations, it appears more likely that Apple will grant a 3G exclusive to China Unicom. Much more > HERE China Telecom has also now engaged with Microsoft on a search deal and is rumored to be in discussions with Research in [...]