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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Update August, 22 2009: Hypothetical internal China Mobile PR discussion: PR Guy 1: “Whoops … Wang Jianzhou wasn’t supposed to say that …” PR Guy 2: “Um, he’s the Chairman/CEO and he can say what ever he wants …” PR Guy 1: “I know, but China Unicom fired off a screaming protest letter to the [...]
China Mobile has unveiled plans to promote their 3G network – Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA). In partnership with 10 handset manufacturers, China Mobile plans to deliver (by year end) 18 new TD-SCDMA handsets running an Android-based mobile operating system. This new OS will be custom designed to promote China Mobile’s wireless [...]
In the last quarter of 2008, China Mobile announced plans to develop OPhone, their own Android-based operating system in partnership with select handset manufacturers such as Levono, HTC and Nokia. “OPhone” is a codename for phones that will be based on China Mobile’s OMS (Open Mobile System) which is essentially re-coded Android + TD-SCDMA [...]
BusinessWeek has just posted a rather pessimistic article on iPhone’s prospects in China. If you’re an iPhone fan take a deep breath, exhale and relax. In iPhonAsia’s opinion, this article – Why China won’t fall for the iPhone – is nothing more than straw man hit piece. To win the debate using the straw man [...]