China Unicom (CHU), the only Chinese carrier authorized to sell the iPhone (for now, anyway),...

|About: China Unicom (Hong Kong) Li... (CHU)|By:, SA News Editor

China Unicom (CHU), the only Chinese carrier authorized to sell the iPhone (for now, anyway), has begun selling prepaid Android phones at a price of just $158. Moreover, Digitimes' sources claim rivals CHL and CHA are likely to follow suit. The arrival of cheaper Android phones could prove a headache for local chipmaker Spreadtrum (SPRD), which has a weak position in the smartphone processor market. (previously)