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    Default Apple Totally Still Playing the Field (in China)


    Just as we digest the news of Apple starting a new relationship with Chinese wireless carrier China Unicom, a report in the Wall Street Journal indicate that Apple is still totally chatting up rival China Mobile.

    Apple's deal with China Unicom is "absolutely not exclusive," and China Mobile still hopes to offer iPhones in China, Mr. Wang said Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.
    Wang is also quoted as saying "[w]e are still in talks... so I can’t say anything else."

    China Mobile would have to modify the iPhone for use on its 3G TD-SCDMA network, but the company is working on its own Android-based handheld (the so-called Ophone), and so the technical expertise presumably exists.

    If the second deal in China goes through, it would mark the first country in which Apple has not negotiated an exclusive deal with a wireless carrier. But China Mobile has an enormous customer base - 420,000,000 subscribers, more than one account for every man, woman and child in the United States - so a relationship with the carrier remains an enormous growth opportunity for Apple.
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    just give in already apple... do what they ask or you will miss out on alotta money.-chinese-iphone-2.jpg how you like my chinese iphone?
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    damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck

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    lol i wonder if then att-apple excl. contract *does* end, if verizon will make a CDMA iphone? or GSM.. i can never remember which is which lol
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    AT&T is gsm and Verizon is CDMA. And did no one see that the rep. from China Mobile's name was Mr. Wang? hahaha
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    Isn't this a slap in the face to Americans? I mean iPhone has AT&T exclusivity at home, but is getting distributed to two major competing Chinese telecoms.

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    apple is gonna take over
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
    Isn't this a slap in the face to Americans? I mean iPhone has AT&T exclusivity at home, but is getting distributed to two major competing Chinese telecoms.
    exactly! I just don't really get these 'exclusive' thing...maybe for games, but for a cellphone? come on...

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    horrible



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