iPhone 3G to finally hit China this spring

Rumors about an iPhone 3G release in China have been around even before the smartphone was officially announced by Apple.

Now we’re hearing that the iPhone 3G could finally be launched in the world’s largest mobile market starting this spring. 
   
According to Shanghai Daily, Apple is close to striking a deal with China Unicom, the country’s second largest carrier, which readies a WCDMA network that should be functional in May 2009. 

Previously, Apple has been in talks with China Mobile, the no. 1 Chinese carrier, but negotiations failed.

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No word yet on a possible price for the Chinese iPhone 3G. However, if China Unicom indeed launches the handset, it will make it available for more than 130 million customers – the carrier’s subscriber base – thus Apple could cash in really nice profits.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Lisa Yu

    Omg i Can't wait till I get my IPhone 3G next year went I go to china & I'm gonna be happy when I get the phone for chinese new year next year lol!

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    this is fucking cool but to bad it doesn't have wifi

  • http://www.bigred.com rhc

    this is fucking cool but to bad it doesn't have wifi