Devices based on Google's Android software stole the show at Computex, where attendance was down due to the global recession and Swine flu fears.
China's first mobile phone based on Google's Android software will go on sale next month in a deal between China Mobile and Taiwan's High Tech Computer (HTC).
The iPhone App Store hosts a growing number of Chinese-language applications even though the smartphone has not yet launched in China.
Rumors say China Unicom has clinched a deal to launch the iPhone 3G on the network.
Google this week will block an iPhone app that used its chat program to grant unlimited free text messaging after users flocked to download it.
Articles by Owen Fletcher