China smartphone shipments to grow 25%: IDC

China's smartphone shipments should rise 25% in 2014 to 450M devices, IDC says.

The research firm cites two main growth drivers: The government's issuance of 4G licenses and anticipation that China Mobile (CHL) will soon carry iPhones.

As is usually the case just prior to a new product launch, Apple's (AAPL) market share in China slipped in Q2 to 5%, but IDC sees the company's performance improving "remarkably with the launch of the new iPhone."

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  • samuel_liu
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    I saw a Cn Telecom 4g kiosk today in a popular shopping area (no I did not stop riding my bike).
    24 Sep 2013, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • JsThoughts
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    So who cares how many smart phones are sold in China or what APPL share is. What we should be measuring is how much profit is made from those smart phones and how much of that belongs to AAPL.
    I would like someone to report earnings by country from smart phone sales. That would be worth reading.
    24 Sep 2013, 09:58 AM Reply Like
  • robehifi
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    CHL deal has been arround for almost 5 years... They play very hard to get... But now that they are moving some part of their comunic. To 4G... Maybe this time they will reconsidered Apple's proposal... Or Maybe Apple will Do... It's like an strategy game... But both companies are losing big money!!!!!..... In the process!....
    24 Sep 2013, 11:53 AM Reply Like
  • 2puttwo
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    Buy a share of Apple,then ask for the Annual Report. Read it. You will find the information you are asking for in it. Hope this helps you out. The more shares you buy the cheaper it gets per share.just like the PE ratio. Good Luck-Bill
    24 Sep 2013, 12:35 PM Reply Like
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