On August 21, Beijing time, BusinessWeek pointed out that after the failure of cooperation negotiations with apple on the introduction of iPhone to China last year, China Mobile began to turn its attention to the open source field and planned to adopt Google's Android system in the iPhone
China's low cycle fatigue test mobile, which is less than 5x104, has cooperated with many famous consumer electronics manufacturers who first check the power supply voltage or configure the switching regulator. They hope that consumers will not pay much attention to the difference between ophone and iPhone. China Mobile plans to launch a series of smart phones based on Google's Android system. The biggest difference between ophone and iPhone is that the Android system adopted by ophone is an open source software. Another important difference between the two is that there are many manufacturers of ophone, which are much more than those of iPhone. At present, the famous manufacturers that produce ophone for China Mobile include Dell, Philips, LG and Samsung
China Mobile has strong advantages. Its total number of users has reached 493million, and its share in the Chinese market has exceeded 70%, far ahead of its competitors China Unicom and Chinatelecom. However, since the Chinese government has finally opened 3G stations, it will face increasingly strong competition in the future. China Mobile's stock rose only 6.5% this year, while China Unicom's stock rose 17%, Chinatelecom's stock rose 32%, and the standard Hang Seng Index rose 41% in the same period. China Mobile released its latest financial report on August 20. Although its quarterly revenue was $31.2 billion, up 8.9% year-on-year, its quarterly profit was only $4.4 billion, down 1.6% year-on-year
this is also the first quarterly profit decline of China Mobile in the past 10 years. Therefore, it is more important for China Mobile to launch a popular 3G as soon as possible. Perhaps the first manufacturer to launch ophone will be Lenovo. The company used to be a subsidiary of Lenovo Group and has become an independent company supported by Lenovo Group since last year. A Lenovo spokesman said the company would launch an ophone next month. Neither China Mobile nor apple commented
running on the local 3G standard
Lenovo has begun to prepare for the release of new products. For example, people can have a preview of Lenovo's promotional activities. The new model will adopt the 3G standard TD-SCDMA independently developed by China. China Unicom and Chinatelecom will use UMTS, CDMA 2000 and other 3G standards that are more recognized by the international market
although TD-SCDMA is a relatively higher risk technology, and its application in markets outside China is very limited, as the mobile operator with the largest number of users in the world, China Mobile's market leadership can easily attract many partners. Many foreign manufacturers hope to link Chinese users with their own products, not the iPhone. Samsung Electronics has developed two smart phones based on Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system for China Mobile. One was launched last year, and the other was just launched earlier this month. In addition, it plans to launch another smart phone based on windows mobile system and another smart phone based on Google Android system later this year. Our technology includes additives for engine oil, transmission oil and other vehicle lubricants, industrial lubricants and gasoline and diesel fuels. LG Electronics launched a smart based on Windows Mobile System in July, and it also plans to launch a smart based on Android system at the end of the year
Dell also plans to cooperate with China Mobile. On August 17, China Mobile announced that it had established an open platform to encourage software developers to develop application software for ophone, and it had cooperated with Dell to launch a product produced by Dell. "We really hope to support China Mobile and provide consumers with a more personalized networking experience," said Theresa Shen, a spokesman for Dell Greater China
shen said that the first product launched by Dell is a proof of concept product, not the final product. That may be because the prototype named Mini 3I has not been well received by the market. Peter burrows wrote in the blog of BusinessWeek that the model developed by Dell does not support WiFi or 3G networks. "Proof of concept and prototypes usually mean trendy and advanced," he said
the other model of China Mobile performs better. The v900 launched by Philips this week has achieved good evaluation results. Rob Jackson praised this iPhone like user interface in his blog. It supports WiFi, has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a decent appearance. Jackson said, "v900 was not a failed product from the beginning."
will Apple finally reach an agreement with Chinese operators
China Mobile hopes to compete with China Unicom for the market with a large number of ophones. After the failure of negotiations with China Mobile, Apple has been negotiating with China Unicom for months. Since Apple has not yet reached an agreement with Chinese operators, the iPhones in the Chinese market are illegal products. Those iPhones can only be used on local networks through cracking software. Ted Dean, President and general manager of BDA China, a market research organization in Beijing, said: "there are many other private iPhones in the Chinese market. In addition, there are many fake iPhones. There must be a great demand in China, and Apple also hopes to enter the Chinese market."
analysts believe that China Mobile's push for the ophone strategy may encourage apple to reach a cooperation agreement with China Unicom as soon as possible and officially launch the iPhone in China next month. But Yi Difei, a spokesman for China Unicom, did not want to confirm whether the company wanted to introduce the iPhone to China next month or at the end of the year. "We will let everyone know when circumstances permit," he said
Unicom may also be making two preparations in case its negotiations with apple fail. Unicom spokesman Yi did not directly respond whether the company planned to launch its own Android, or uPhone. However, he said: "the existence of various products on the market is certainly not a bad thing."
although the iPhone is hot in the black market, the delay in the cooperation negotiations between apple and Unicom is bound to affect its opportunity to compete with China Mobile. While China Mobile is encouraging developers to develop more localized applications for Android, Unicom and apple still hope to reach a cooperation agreement on iPhone. "They don't have enough time for R & D and product positioning. They are still negotiating," said Charice Wang, an analyst at ovum, a consultancy CCID China informatization ()