China Mobile is the largest carrier
in China, with 471 million subscribers, and they've been playing
hardball with Apple over the iPhone. That may have led to them missing
the boat, if the pages available on rival China Unicom's site are for
China Unicom has a "mere
" 128 million subscribers, according to their site, and they have posted pages for both the iPhone 3G
and the Android G1 (separate tabs, on the translated page, pictured below, just in case they take it down).
few sites have noted that the descriptions list "time to market" as
July 2008 for the iPhone, making them wonder if this is legit. Well, it
also lists the G1 with a 2008 date, so that seems to indicate that this
is just listing the release date of the devices, in their initial
The pages aren't clear on when the devices will be released, but earlier rumors
indicated May of this year.
if this is all true, they will get the iPhone 3G just in time to see a
summer announcement on the new iPhone. That ought to help sales!