SinoCast Daily Business Beat ( is reporting that Apple is close to purchasing Handseeing Information Technology, a mobile Internet service provider and a mobile game developer in China, for as much as US$150 billion.

Apple’s plan to take over the Chinese company underscores its mounting interests in China’s potentially huge mobile Internet sector, which has been basically ignored by it for a long time, the article adds. If Apple is interested in the company, it’s probably for its online gaming technologies.

But that’s a big “if.” As “MacRumors” (, there’s no way Apple would pay $150 billion for Handsetting.