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China Mobile Focuses on ‘Naked’ Phones as IPhone Unknown

China Mobile Ltd. will focus on selling cheaper phones that don’t require subsidies as the world’s largest carrier said it doesn’t know when Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 will be available in the nation.

China Mobile will offer unsubsidized phones that work on fourth-generation networks for less than 600 yuan ($98) this quarter, Wang Xiaoyun, general manager of the carrier’s technology department, told an industry forum in Hsinchu, Taiwan, yesterday. About 70 percent of 4G devices will cost less than 1,000 yuan by the end of this year, she said.