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Topic: China Unicom

Pre-paid Chinese iPhone could see 10M sales a year

01/29/2010, 01:01 pm

Despite a slow start, Apple's smartphone presence in China could grow to 5 million iPhone sales per year -- and could even double that if the company were to offer a lower cost prepaid model.


Apple focuses more on brand quality, less on sales in China

01/26/2010, 12:01 pm

While initial iPhone sales have not had a blockbuster start in China, Apple executives said this week they don't mind -- for them, it's all about building the Apple brand for the long haul.


Apple wins Chinese iPhone trademark, Google Nexus One compared

01/04/2010, 04:01 pm

Apple has obtained the trademark for "i-phone" from a Chinese company that applied for ownership of the name in 2004, and a hands-on with Google's Nexus One phone concludes it isn't an "iPhone killer."


O2 says iPhone strained London network as China sales top 300K

12/29/2009, 08:12 am

U.S.-based AT&T isn't the only wireless carrier to see its network come under heavy strain due to the popularity of the iPhone. Meanwhile, Apple's official provider for the handset in China this week reportedly reached the 300,000 unit sales mark.


Chinese iPhone sales reach 100,000, overcome Apple's slow start

12/10/2009, 08:12 am

Despite only selling 5,000 handsets at launch in late October, Apple's iPhone has since sold at a steady pace, moving 100,000 devices since its debut.


China's largest e-commerce site sells 5 iPhones in 2 weeks

12/03/2009, 10:12 am

Just five official China Unicom iPhones have been reported sold through, the eBay of China, in its first two weeks of availability on the Web site.


China Unicom expects 10% of 3G users on iPhone in 3 years

11/20/2009, 11:11 am

Despite a slow sales start, Apple's wireless carrier in China has high expectations for the iPhone, with the company anticipating the handset will carry 10 percent of China's 3G users within three years.


iPhone approved in South Korea; China Mobile talks continue

11/18/2009, 07:11 am

Apple is set to launch the iPhone in South Korea this month after earning approval from the nation's telecommunications director Wednesday; and talks with carrier China Mobile remain ongoing.


Apple's iPhone App Store takes off in China

11/17/2009, 08:11 am

Despite a slow start in official handset sales, the iPhone has found success in China with customers flocking to the App Store, even with the device's lack of Wi-Fi.


Despite disappointing China debut, iPhone's 2010 predicted to be strong

11/03/2009, 12:11 pm

With only 5,000 new iPhone customers signed up at launch, Apple's official debut in China has been viewed as a disappointment. But one Wall Street analyst still believes the handset will still sell 36 million globally in 2010.


China Unicom gains 5,000 iPhone subscribers from launch

11/03/2009, 07:11 am

China Unicom announced Tuesday that its brand new 3G network had already signed up more than a million subscribers, but only 5,000 iPhone customers since the device launched last week.


Apple's iPhone sees tepid sales debut in China

11/02/2009, 11:11 am

Hundreds of people showed up for the iPhone launch party in Beijing last week, but the handset failed to sell out in many Chinese stores.


Apple's iPhone hits China with high price, without Wi-Fi

10/30/2009, 07:10 am

The iPhone saw its formal debut in China Friday on carrier China Unicom, with the Wi-Fi-less hardware sold via 2,000 stores at a starting price of 4,999 yuan, or $730.


Apple's iPhone abroad: Orange UK to sell; China debut in October

09/28/2009, 07:09 am

When O2's exclusive contract for the iPhone expires this year, Orange will also offer the handset in the U.K.; and China Unicom will offer Apple's iPhone for $732.50 on October 1.


Apple creates worldwide NAND flash shortage; China Mobile deal

09/14/2009, 09:09 am

Apple's iPhone and iPods use so much NAND flash memory that there is a worldwide dearth of memory chips; and negotiations with China Mobile for the iPhone are ongoing.


Following Apple, RIM hopes to grow its presence in China

09/03/2009, 01:09 pm

As Apple's iPhone prepares for its debut in China later this year, competing handset maker Research in Motion is also pushing for its BlackBerry line to expand to 3G in the nation of over one billion.


With China Unicom deal official, Apple turns to China Mobile

09/01/2009, 11:09 am

When Apple's iPhone enters the Chinese cell phone market later this year in a non-exclusive deal with China Unicom, it could only be the beginning, as the handset maker reportedly already has its sights set on another carrier.


China Unicom, Apple iPhone deal is non-exclusive agreement

08/31/2009, 07:08 am

On the heels of last week's announcement that Apple's iPhone would become available in China late this year, the company has confirmed its agreement with China Unicom is not exclusive to the carrier.


It's official: Apple, China Unicom strike 3-year deal

08/28/2009, 07:08 am

Following weeks of speculation and false reports, Apple and China Unicom have finally hurdled the Great Wall for a three-year deal to sell the iPhone.


China Unicom, Apple deal could be announced Friday - report

08/27/2009, 03:08 pm

The on again, off again rumors of an imminent iPhone launch for carrier China Unicom are back once more, this time with reports suggesting talks between Apple and the Chinese provider are nearing an end.