Google delays mobile phone launch in China as Beijing says search engine must obey censorship laws

Graham Smith
UK Daily Mail
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Google has delayed the launch of its new mobile phone in China amid a diplomatic row with Beijing over censorship laws.

The decision is a result of Google’s threat to pull out of China if restrictions are not lifted, said a person briefed on the move.

The company has decided it would ‘not be a good experience’ for consumers to receive a phone right now with its applications, said the person, who spoke anonymously.

Marsha Wang, a spokeswoman for Google Inc., however, only said today’s planned ceremony with local carrier China Unicom Ltd. was postponed.

She did not give a reason or say when the launch might be rescheduled.

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