--Baidu search service to be embedded in China Telecom ''Best Tone'' 3G phone modulesBEIJING, May 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- Baidu, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the
leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced it has
entered a strategic partnership arrangement with China Telecom Corporation
Limited (NYSE: CHA) to provide wireless search for China Telecom's 3G mobile
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Under this agreement, Baidu's wireless search service will be embedded in
China Telecom's ''Best Tone'' 3G phone modules. China Telecom mobile
subscribers will be able to use the ''Best Tone'' platform to access Baidu
products including web search, Baidu Knows, Baidu Post-bar, image search, news
search, MP3 search and other useful services.
''We are very excited to provide China Telecom subscribers with wireless
search services,'' said Xuyang Ren, Baidu's Vice President of Marketing and
Business Development. ''The cooperation between Baidu and China Telecom
leverages each company's respective expertise and should deliver a convenient
and rich mobile search experience to a growing and important user base.''
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a
technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best way for people
to find information. In addition to serving individual Internet search users,
Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential
customers. Baidu's ADSs, each of which represents one Class A ordinary share,
are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol
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