China Mobile (CHL -5.5%) slumps after its Q2 earnings miss estimates, and the company promises...

|About: China Mobile Limited (CHL)|By:, SA News Editor

China Mobile (CHL -5.5%) slumps after its Q2 earnings miss estimates, and the company promises to continue investing heavily in phone subsidies. Much like the U.S. mobile industry (previous), ramping sales of subsidized smartphones appear to be hurting the margins of Chinese carriers. Another challenge is the growing mobile adoption of instant messaging and social networking services such as Tencent QQ and Sina Weibo, which is impacting voice and text-messaging activity.