China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (ADR) (NYSE:CHU) has sold about 100,000 iPhones since the device became available in the Asian country this past October. Shortly after the launch of the iPhone, China Unicom said that about 5,000 of them sold in the opening weekend.
In South Korea, the iPhone sold slightly better. In the opening weekend of the iPhone’s availability, KT had about 60,000 pre-orders for the device in South Korea. In total China has about 700 million mobile phone users.
China Unicom sells both the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3G S. However China Unicom removed WiFi from the iPhone as part of government regulation compliance. China Unicom is selling the 32GB iPhone with no contract for 6,999 yuan (a little over $1,000).