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Apple inching to iPhone Chinese, Thailand launch

Apple seems set to unleash its iPhone in Thailand and China, though the latter launch may be delayed until 2009 on the basis that the company recently reduced its manufacturing orders for the device.

True Move, Thailand’s third largest mobile operator, has announced a deal with Apple to distribute the iPhone 3G in the country, according to Reuters.

Rival carriers AIS and DTAC remain in talks with Apple, as the deal is non-exclusive, the report explains. There’s already an estimated 100,000 unlocked iPhones in use in Thailand, a second report claims.

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Olympics 2008 a BitTorrent smash

NBC Universal’s decision to delay broadcast of the stunning opening ceremony of the 2008 summer Olympics may have driven US TV audiences to seek out a reliable alternative – BitTorrent.

TorrentFreak today reports the broadcast of the Olympics opening ceremony has been downloaded over one million times already, and the download counters go up every day.
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Beijing’s Olympic MP3 player…

The Olympics have exploded online, with millions in the US attempting to find footage of the opening ceremony – but now the sports event has spawned a whole new thing – the Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium MP3 player.

This odd-looking little device (which could make an interesting souvenir, let’s face it) is available in capacities of up to 4GB, has an LCD display and sports an official Olympic 2008 logo on its understand, where you’ll find the controls.

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NBC Universal joins MSFT Olympic relay

In an exclusive partnership with Microsoft, NBC Universal will offer what it claims to be the single most ambitious digital event coverage ever including 2,200 hours of live competition encompassing 25 sports on NBCOlympics.com, with thousands more available on demand.

NBC Olympics Mobile will present the comprehensive coverage of the event, including mobile TV broadcasts, news text and video alerts.

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