China's Huawei Technologies continues its slow-but-steady emergence as an important player in...

|By:, SA News Editor

China's Huawei Technologies continues its slow-but-steady emergence as an important player in the U.S. smartphone market - and thus, potentially, a thorn in the side of Samsung, HTC, and Motorola (MMI). The latest proof comes through a deal to sell its Mercury Android phone for Leap Wireless' (LEAP) Cricket brand. Huawei struck a deal with AT&T (T) in September.