iPhonAsia Comment: Duh!
Reuters is also quoting China Mobile CEO Wang Jianzhou as saying today (March 4, ’09) that China Mobile would “continue to talk to Apple” and he would not comment on the discussions between China Unicom and Apple. The Apple and China Mobile story is a long and winding road … If I can find a few free hours over the weekend I’ll offer up my take.
BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) – China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd chairman Chang Xiaobing said on Wednesday the company was in talks with Apple Inc. to introduce the iPhone to China.
“We are in talks with many handset suppliers, including Apple,” the chairman told reporters.
Its competitor China Mobile said last year that it was negotiating with Apple on selling the iPhone in China. (Reporting by Joanne Chiu; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)
TAIPEI, March 4 (Reuters) – Taiwan electronics giant Hon Hai said on Wednesday it had recently increased its number of employees in China by 5 percent despite the global downturn.
“In the short term, things are not as bad as they are made out to be,” Chairman Terry Gou said at a signing ceremony between the company and IBM on using green technology. Gou did not specify when the company had increased its China workforce.
Hon Hai is a contract manufacturer that makes some of the world’s most famous gadgets, including Apple’s iPhone, Nokia cellphones and Nintendo’s Wii game console.
(Reporting by Kelvin Soh; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)