China Mobile Is Counting on Android

China Mobile (CHL), the world's largest cellular operator, has an answer for Chinese consumers impatient to get their hands on Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. The market has plenty of pirated and smuggled iPhones but Apple hasn't concluded a deal with a Chinese carrier to carry legitimate versions of the hot handset. So China Mobile, which had negotiated unsuccessfully with Apple to launch the iPhone, has an offer for its users: Can't wait for the iPhone? Try the OPhone instead.

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