BEIJING Aug 27 China Unicom (0762.HK) will
announce a deal to sell Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhone in China as soon
as Friday, an analyst said, citing an industry source with direct
knowledge of the situation.
A China Unicom spokeswoman said the iPhone would undoubtedly
be discussed on Friday when Unicom is set to hold a media
briefing to discuss its results for the first half of 2009, but
she did not say whether an agreement would be announced.
An official at iPhone maker Hon Hai (2317.TW) said the
Taiwanese company was making the iconic handset for a Chinese
(Reporting by Michael Wei, Kirby Chien and Kelvin Soh; Editing
by Chris Lewis)