China Unicom Posts iPhone, Android G1 Pages

rated by 0 users
This post has 1 Reply | 0 Followers

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 26,190
Points 1,186,185
Joined: Sep 2007
News Posted: Wed, Mar 25 2009 12:55 AM
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 real.

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).


A 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 markets.

The pages aren't clear on when the devices will be released, but earlier rumors indicated May of this year.

Great, 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!
  • | Post Points: 20
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 835
Points 11,255
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: New Zealand
tanka12345 replied on Thu, Mar 26 2009 12:05 AM

Imagine all the money Apple/Google will make if they're released into China!

*New KILLER Rig!!* - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Build 7100 (RC)

Intel Core i7 920 OCed to 3.2GHz | CoolerMaster V8 | Patriot Viper 3x2GB DDR3-1333MHz | MSI Eclipse X58 | LG W2261V 22" 16:9 | Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB | MSI ATI 4870 1GB | Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W PSU | CoolerMaster HAF 932 | ASUS DRW-22B1LT Lightscribe | Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme | Logitech X-540 |  Razer Carcharias | Razer Lachesis | Razer Destructor/ Razer Goliathus Speed/ Fnatic SteelSeries Qck+ XL | OCZ Alchemy Elixir |

*My OLD Killer PC* - Windows Xp Home Edition 32 Bit

Intel Pentium 4 2.6Ghz -1GB (2x512MB) Hynix DDR-400Mhz SDRAM - Micro ATX ECS L4S5MG/651+ - Acer AL506 15" Monitor - Seagate 2.5" ST380012A IDE 5200RPM 80GB - ASUS nVidia TNT2 M64 32MB AGP x4 - Hyena 300W PSU - *CoolerMaster Storm Scout*

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (2 items) | RSS