Update – March 13, 2010: The other shoe has dropped … The Financial Times is reporting that Google will indeed terminate their search business in China as talks with authorities have reached an “impasse;” Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of its Chinese search engine and is now “99.9 per cent” certain [...]
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Update May 5, 2010 > Read Here. Update – March 8, 2010: There were several reasons why WiFi on mobile calling devices (phones) was initially banned in China, and it’s also fairly clear why a compromise has been reached (April 2009 – China’s MIIT authorized a WAPI/WiFi stack), although it’s not definitive that Apple will [...]
No great surprise, but it’s interesting to see that Apple’s China website is now taking indications of interest (notify me) for the “soon to launch” iPad. Once you input your e-mail, the site thanks you for your interest and explains that you will be notified once more information about ordering iPad is available. This does [...]
At a press conference today China Unicom executives whipped up interest in their forthcoming iPhone launch by outlining their new iPhone rate plans and providing price subsidy ranges for iPhone. The assembled media pressed for more details, but Unicom execs were coy and dodged questions about definitive pricing and apps/services that will come preloaded on [...]
Update – September 18, 2009: Think October for iPhone launch NOTE: Much of this post is based on unsubstantiated rumors and guesswork. File under speculation. More rumblings from China’s tech press suggest that the iPhone launch date will more likely be in October or November. While marketing and distribution plans for iPhone in China may [...]