Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Sunny    7 / -2   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Business

China Telecom to sell iPhone 4S

(Xinhua)

09:26, February 22, 2012

SHANGHAI, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- China Telecom, the country's third-largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday that it would start selling the iPhone 4S on March 9, ending China Unicom's three-year run as the only carrier allowed to sell the device in China.

The company will start taking pre-orders on March 2, both from its official website and outlets of Suning Appliance Co., according to a statement from the company.

China Telecom said that it would spend heavily on marketing the smartphone, which is likely to weigh on profits in the short term but "enhance its long-term sustainable growth and value creation."

The iPhone 4S is currently available in China through resellers, Apple's online store and China Unicom -- the country's second-biggest wireless carrier, which started offering Apple Inc.'s iPhones in China in 2009.

Shares in China Telecom, also the nation's top fixed-line operator, rose by 2.71 percent Monday, while its rival China Unicom traded flat.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. China's VP meets with parliament officials in Ireland

  2. Media members visit Fukushima nuclear plant ahead of quake anniversary

  3. Ice melting on Danube River in Belgrade

  4. Preparation for samba parade in Rio de Janeiro

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Deposit reserve ratio cut does not mean policy shift
  2. Is West genuinely trying to 'save' Syria?
  3. China's Linsanity
  4. Ancient technology education program launched
  5. Banks' reserve ratio cut aims to spur growth
  6. China, India should treat competition rationally
  7. China takes responsible attitude towards Syrian
  8. Admire Jeremy Lin for his skills, not the way he looks
  9. VP Xi's U.S. tour hailed as future-oriented landmark
  10. Vote on Syria resolution shows responsibility

What's happening in China

Cyclist back in saddle for world tour

  1. Travelers can wait in comfort at airport
  2. Massive wage hike for Foxconn workers
  3. Silk Road reopens to cultural exchanges
  4. Authorities shut down 7,846 illegal websites
  5. 134 arrested for producing and selling "gutter oil"

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai