Update March 17, 2010: China Mobile CEO, Wang Jianzhou, is talking “Apple” again. During a recent press conference, Wang Jianzhou revealed that he is interested in the iPad and has told Apple that China Mobile would also like to see a special version of iPhone with a chipset that supports time division synchronous code division [...]
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Update – January 4, 2010: In a report leaked to the media today, Merrill Lynch International analyst Cynthia Meng said; “China Unicom and Apple are likely to reach a for more than a two-year exclusive iPhone distribution agreement.” According to a China Unicom spokesperson, the two sides (Apple and China Unicom) are negotiating for an extended iPhone agreement. [...]
App developer and iPhonAsia reader Wiley Kestner bought an iPhone 3GS in Hong Kong back in August and signed up for the China Unicom “3G trial” (beta testing the new network) in Kunming, China. Wiley writes below about his experience on the new network and provides full details on Unicom’s 3G pricing and plan options. [...]
Update – 09/16/09: According to a report on Sina.com, 3G mobile payment handsets (“wave-to-pay”) are now undergoing trials in Shanghai. No details yet on the hardware/software modifications necessary to activate wave-to-pay. Swipe-to-pay mobile payments are nothing new in Japan and Korea. iPhone’s authorized carrier in Japan, Softbank, has a “Felica seal” (sticker) that can be [...]
According to reports in China’s tech media, China Unicom will target growth in 3G subscribers at 20 to 30 million in the 12 months following the new 3G WCDMA network launch (trial launch began on May 17, 2009). China Unicom’s new WCDMA 3G network currently operates at 7.2Mbps but the network can support speeds of up to [...]