Almost as curious as the fact that China Unicom has started advertising Apple's iPhone on its Shanghai website — even though no agreement to sell the device in China has been announced — are some of the advanced features Unicom is promoting.
As Dan Butterfield reported early Wednesday on his iPhonAsia website, these include several functions that aren't officially available on current model iPhones, including:
- Wave-to-pay ("Near-Field-Communication (NFC) swipe card handset) offers convenience for those who use public transportation.
- Mobile TV
- Tethering (connecting a laptop to a cell phone's wireless network)
- Video conferencing
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