Apple Inc. has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on Sept. 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.
The event would mark the first time that the company has held near-simultaneous briefings in the United States and in China, the world’s biggest mobile phone market where Apple has been losing its star power to rivals like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.More Related to this Story
The event has fuelled speculation that Apple may announce a long-awaited deal with China Mobile Ltd, which is the world’s biggest mobile phone company by customers and the only one of China’s big carriers that does not have an agreement with the U.S. tech giant.
Apple and China Mobile did not immediately respond to e-mails and phone calls seeking comment. Top executives from the two companies met in China in late July, bolstering expectations that an agreement was near.
Some analysts, however, said Apple was likely to unveil a new product at the event and cut the months-long waiting time Chinese consumers have had for the latest iPhone.
“I think the primary purpose of the event will be for a new product launch, ” said Sandy Shen, a research director with consultancy Gartner in Shanghai. “Though an announcement with China Mobile is possible... I won’t hold my breath.”
Apple slipped to seventh place in second-quarter smartphone sales in China, according to research firm Canalys. Its China revenue for its fiscal quarter ended June 29 plummeted 43 per cent from the previous period and 14 per cent from the same period last year.
Apple is expected to unveil a less-costly iPhone at an event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters on Sept. 10. Analysts have said Apple needs a lower-priced device to drive growth in emerging markets such as China, where most consumers cannot afford its full-priced models.
Seeking Advice - Buying a Prepaid SIM card2006-02-06 23:30:29 by EternalRecycler
Got a Samsung phone from a FOAFOAF that was apparently used in Asia - the numerical dial tones can be spoken in Mandarin Chinese and there's what looks like a Mandarin Chinese text editor built inside.
However, the SIM card's a T-Mobile, so I'm thinking this phone *was* used in North America.
I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card for my own use, but I'm not sure about the things I should look for when I'm shopping around. I just know there are quite a few CL ads for PP SIM cards.
I'm not sure if my internaional phone would pose a problem in terms of compatibility with the North American wireless network
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