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Though Android has taken a huge chunk of the Chinese smartphone market, much of the benefit is...

Though Android has taken a huge chunk of the Chinese smartphone market, much of the benefit is going to local vendors. Digitimes predicts China-based Huawei, ZTE (ZTCOY.PK), Lenovo (LNVGY.PK), and Coolpad will take 40% of the market in 2012, which expecting total sales to hit 140M units. Apple (AAPL - previous) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) are expected to take another 40%. That could leave little room for Nokia (NOK - previous), Motorola Mobility (GOOG), and others to maneuver.
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  • Missed is that all this market share is due to in part to growth in smartphone users, but also in large part to losses in RIM's Blackberry and Nokia's former Symbian users.

     

    The Chinese companies are making low cost products, which is why they are doing well, the question is whether Nokia and RIM who have somewhat more expertise and history in selling to that lower end of the market can compete there more so than the high priced Samsung and Apple products.

     

    The fact is not everyone can or is willing to pay a premium for a premium device.
    27 Jun 2012, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • Why is the cn govt giving google (services) such a difficult time.
    Over 15 years and no cn OS has been developed.
    27 Jun 2012, 09:45 AM Reply Like
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