|A lot of attention has been going to the debut of China Mobile’s OPhone and to the soon-to-be launched iPhone – China Unicom’s first job will be to “convert” the estimated 10 million users who own smuggled iPhones (mainly the older 3G and 2G models) and subscribe to China Mobile…
|So, what has been the answer of China Telecom, who owns the third licence of for mobile services? The Cphone! The Android-operated CPhone has been designed and developed by Access (a Japanese provider of advanced software technologies for mobiles). According to insiders, the CPhone is a touch-screen handset with a flash animation style user interface. It is integrated with an RSS news feed function, mobile mail, mobile Internet browser and China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB) chip and service.
|The phone will retail for approximately RMB 1,500 (USD 220). That compares quite favorably against the pricey iPhone RMB 4000 (USD 585) or to a smuggled 3GS 16GB costs RMB 5,500 (USD 800). Let’s see what the ratio of price/brand sensitive Chinese consumers is.