Now the iPhone is really going to take off...
Apple, Unicom ink deal on iPhone China sales -paper
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:29pm EDT
SHANGHAI, July 28 (Reuters) - China Unicom (0762.HK), one of China's top three mobile carriers, has reached a deal with Apple (AAPL.O) for the exclusive sale of its iPhones in China for three years, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for China Unicom had no immediate comment. Apple could not immediately be reached for comment.
The paper said the deal did not include revenue sharing arrangements that media reports said had become a sticking point in discussions between Apple and Chinese mobile companies.
The U.S. company insists on a revenue-sharing model with its cellular partners that offer iPhones but media reports have said Beijing objected to them.
Under the agreement, China Unicom will purchase iPhones from Apple for 3,000 yuan ($439) each and guarantee annual sales of 1 million to 2 million units and at least 5 billion yuan in annual revenue, the newspaper said.
China Mobile (0941.HK), China's dominant mobile carrier, was also in talks with Apple to sell the iPhone in China, but the paper said the talks broke down. ($1=6.831 Yuan) (Reporting by Melanie Lee; Editing by Edmund Klamann)
why iphone is dumb lousy,
NO omled screen
NO front camera for video confer.
NO removable battery ( expensive to change a battery)
No Camera flash
NO easy forwardin of msging ( why cant jus forward, why need to go a long way copy and paste... dam stupid)
A easy to crack LCD screen
A easy to spoilt home button ( slow reaction )
AND 1 most important things is tat it can overheat easily...!!! check out this site http://www.taranfx.com/blog/?p=1322
... so please wake up iphone user stop giving money to dumb phone after warranty over is not cheap to repair a easy to spoilt iphone... check out SE xperia 3 and hTC hero they are the future... Androin rules now !!!
yo...wa is all abt d bluetooth..will v b able 2 send songz 2 oda fones..an receive as well??
K850 is junk,garbage and it breaks down all the time.Touch sensitive buttons always breaks and it gets that blue ring of death.Just showing us you are stupid dani.No wi fi on k850,lousy qvga video recording.
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2009He probably spent a long night in his parent's basement trying to get the Android ROM working ... morelol, probably. he likes to hack his phones to max its potential because for him, that is what businessmen do, hack their phones all day, lol. yeah sure, businessmen don't care about losing warranty for their phones. now why would i hack my phone when i have access to thousands of business apps from the app store? it is so not worth it to lose my phone warranty. but really, i am curious as to why he feels the need to hack his phones. i wonder what he does with his phone for his business.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970He probably spent a long night in his parent's basement trying to get the Android ROM working on his Omnia and is annoyed because he missed his usual 12 hour WoW session.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970K850i and iPhone are wayy better then those Nokias!
Ok im thinking about shelling out £440 for one of these on o2 pay n go. I cerrently have a N95 8gb,which in fairness i think is brilliant for my needs. is the web browsing on the i-phone comparable? Can you bookmark web-pages, daft question maybe, just trying to find out. Can you close web pages and go back to them? in other words id it better/worsr than Symbian which i think is pretty good?
Apple is a good phone to use.But,i beg my fellow guys to stop using profane words when posting email@example.com
Anonymous, 27 Jul 2009iTunes has sold over eight BILLION songs, the App store has sold over one and a half BILLION a... moreYES it IS crappy because it sells to suckers like you thats why it too late to find out useless stupid apps.
Is it possible to play facebook games? like Pet Society, Poker, Restaurant City.
I'm just wondering if those application are working. :)
Sorry for a kid question.
and lastly how's the bluetooth works? is it for the headset only?
Gold, 27 Jul 2009My friend suggest me not to put 3.0 in ur iPhone 3g... He said me that 3.0 is for 3gs... Not f... morei had a 3G 3.0 i didn't face any problems
i noticed that my iphone was work a little bit clever and quickly with 3.0 OS .
it seems to me to put the 3.0 OS in your 3G cuz it's better than 2.2.1
the copy&paste future is enough :D
i personally think the iphone is beautiful but i prefer the android's functionality. x
i never see like this kind of phone i jus got this absloutely brilliant.......easy to understand
almighty, 25 Jul 2009hey dude u sure that ur samsung make good phones? ominia is basically yeeks... anyone who's te... moreHi,
i had iPhone 3G for 6 months all i can say is that the iPhone can't be used as primary mobile for adults maybe for teenager but for me the phone was not good at all.
the 1st main issue is the battery life i have to recharge it everyday!!!
the lack of the specifications comparing to others mobiles out there and the idea of application for everything on the other hand we have mobiles way much better than the iPhone regarding the specifications
don't get me wrong i like the iPhone but not as primary mobile, it's good as Media and nothing more even i you try to use it for other stuff the battery life will stop you
Now i have OMNIA i900 and i love it windows mobiles are great
adzzzz, 26 Jul 2009dude what about the sony ericsson satio/idou?? SE Satio/Idou is the best Touch-Camera and all-round Multimedia phone
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2009Dont get me wrong, this phone along with the other flagship phones are really nice. Beautiful ... moreThe iPhone is clearly worth it's price, i mean think about what your buying, if you have a iPhone it means you don't have to carry the big bulk of a Laptop everywere!
if you want a 'cheaper' device, get a plastic Nokia N-Series which will get stuck with 4 applications installed