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5,000 Reasons to Dislike the ChiPhone

Tim Beyers
November 4, 2009

China doesn't love the iPhone? That's the message I'm getting from China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU  ) first sales report. Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) partner for the country managed to move just 5,000 iPhones during the handset's debut weekend, The Press Association reports.

Color me unsurprised. China Unicom's iPhone not only competes with cheaper, Wi-Fi capable gray market models that run on China Mobile's (NYSE: