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Rumor: Apple, Telling in Distributorship Talks

China Times, 12/08/07

According to an industry insider, Telling (000829.SZ) and Apple are in talks on national agency rights for the iPhone. Apple opened discussions with a number of distributors in the first half of 2007, but no nationwide distributor has been selected.

LENS: This latest rumor about Apple's plans for iPhone distribution in China follows a spate of others:

China Mobile: Negotiations on iPhone Ongoing, Marbridge Daily 12/04/07 issue;

Rumor: China Mobile Negotiations with Apple Fail, Marbridge Daily 11/30/07 issue;

Rumor: D.Phone to Distribute iPhone, Marbridge Daily 11/30/07 issue;

iPhone May Open Retail Shops in China, Marbridge Daily 11/26/07 issue;

Unicom Negotiating for iPhone Deal, MW 11/16/07 issue:

China Mobile, Apple in Talks on iPhone, MW 11/16/07 issue.

For additional background on Telling, please see China Postel Awards Nokia USD 2.5b Handset Deal," MW 5/18/07 issue.

Keywords: Apple iPhone Telling distribution mobile phone wireless 000829.SZ

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