The team over at Halfbrick have been quite busy folk with the recent release of Age of Zombies (our review) and with yet another title in development. This morning I, and obviously tons of others, received word that that the “coming soon” spot in Fruit Ninja would soon be replaced
Doodle Jump has always been a favorite of mine and of many. Being one of the App Store’s top sellers, it has received praise over the long period of time that it has been seen on the store. Along that time, the game also received updates periodically which added new
Only two weeks after signing a deal with wireless carrier China Unicom, Apple is back in talks with rival carrier China Mobile to also offer the iPhone to the Chinese marketplace. Per the Wall Street Journal, China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou confirmed that his company is in talks with Apple to offer the iPhone. Unlike in some countries, like the United States, where carrier agreements tend to be exclusive, the deal with China Unicom is nonexclusive.
According to ChinaTechNews.com, Apple and China Mobile have agreed on a deal to bring the iPhone 3G to China as soon as May 2009. The news comes from an Ovum representative in the UK. No further details about the arrangement have been made available. Previous rumors had China Unicom and China Mobile launching the device on both networks simultaneously, but nothing more about China Unicom has been said since then.
Interfax has revealed some insider details behind Apple's lengthy ongoing negotiations with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to China. Their source claims that when visiting China Mobile Research Institute, company president Wang Jiazhou confirmed two temporary halts in negotiations in the past, and that they had just hit a third in regard to the App Store.
MarketWatch reports that negotiations between Apple and China Mobile, the nation's largest carrier, are making progress toward an iPhone 3G launch in the country with 600 million subscribers. While China Mobile's CEO, Wang Jianzhou, was legally unable to speak about the contents of the talks, he did say they are still interested in getting the iPhone on their network.
China Mobile is trying to get Apple to make changes in the components in the iPhone 3G to remove support for Wi-Fi and 3G in the device. Cellular-News reports that Apple and China Mobile are once again in talks to bring the iPhone 3G into their country, but if the carrier gets their way, users will be presented with a significantly stripped-down device compared to the iPhone 3G available in the rest of the world.
Nearly a year after they first announced that they had formally begun negotiations, China Mobile is still in discussions with Apple on a plan to get the iPhone 3G in China. The reason for the lengthy discussion period is still unknown. It was previously suspected to be related to Apple's demands for revenue sharing.
When in doubt, negotiate. According to recent reports, negotiating obstacles between Apple and wireless carrier China Mobile may be narrowing, despite informal talks having been stalled for months. Per China Mobile spokeswoman Rainie Lei, the significant obstacle of revenue sharing may have been resolved.