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China Unicom Launches Mobile and PC Instant Messaging Clients

Southern Metropolitan News, 8/05/11

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) today released both mobile and PC clients for its "Wo You" mobile IM service.

China's mobile IM market has long been dominated by China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) Fetion and China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) E-surfing Live products. Since its launch in 2007, China Mobile's Fetion service has grown to 200 mln users. In mid-2009, China Telecom and Microsoft co-launched the initial version of the E-Surfing Live software, and the IM product went on to amass more than 1 mln users by the end of 2009.

Editor's Note: The official Wo You website ( states that the service currently provides support for the PC, iPhone, Android, Symbian and Java platforms. Wo You's features are similar to those available in Fetion.

Keywords: mobile application software China Unicom iPhone Java Symbian users wireless Android mobile IM PC 0762.HK 600050.SH CHU

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