China could get iPhone 5 by the end of November

China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu said “the phone should be by early December if not sooner,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The uncertainty is due to the device winning regulatory approval in China.

Nokia’s 1 billion opportunity: A China Lumia launch

Nokia’s Lumia smartphone line is expected to launch in China on March 28. China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile will all reportedly sell Nokia Lumia handsets; combined, these three operators have nearly 1 billion subscribers; a huge opportunity both for Nokia and for Microsoft.

Apple gets China Telecom, but China Mobile still out of its grasp

The iPhone 4S will arrive March 9 on China Telecom, China’s third-largest carrier. It’s an important step for Apple, which has highly prioritized its China business, but the number of reachable customers pales in comparison to the 650 million customers China Mobile serves.

China Telecom could offer the iPhone as early as February

China Telecom is getting very near to launching Apple’s iPhone 4S on its network, according to a new report. China Telecom subsidiary Beijing Telecom said it will likely offer a CDMA version of the iPhone 4S by the end of February or the beginning of March.

China set to surpass 1 billion mobile connections

China is closing in on the 1 billion mobile connections mark, according to a new Wireless Intelligence report. China has always been a world power in wireless, but it’s set to become more significant still as its huge population embraces mobile data services.

Apple poised to double potential iPhone market in China

Apple is one step closer to nearly doubling its potential iPhone subscriber base in China, thanks to a new regulatory approval it secured in that country. Apple now has permission to offer a handset that operates on the network used by third-largest Chinese carrier China Telecom.