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Hutchison Telecom reportedly bringing iPhone to Hong Kong

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 30 May 2008 3:51

Hutchison Telecom reportedly bringing iPhone to Hong Kong According to a report in The South China Morning Post, Hutchison Telecom has reached a deal with Apple that will allow them to offer the iPhone to customers in Hong Kong and Macau starting some time this summer. Previously Apple had previously been negotiating with China Mobile but negotiations broke down in January, reportedly because the country's largest mobile service provider wasn't happy with the revenue sharing agreement being offered.
Despite the lack of an official sales channel, hundreds of thousands of iPhones are believed to be in use in China already.

The new report was short on details. A Hutchison Telecom spokesman is quoted as saying "Due to the confidential agreement with Apple, we can't say too much beyond the formal announcement."

The report also said other carriers in Hong Kong are expected to announce deals soon to launch the new 3G iPhone, which will be available later this year.

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