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Baidu (BIDU) is partnering with France Telecom (FTE) to offer a mobile browser tailored for...

Baidu (BIDU) is partnering with France Telecom (FTE) to offer a mobile browser tailored for African/Middle Eastern users - FTE's Mobinil Egyptian unit is the first to provide the software. The tie-up represents another stab at international expansion for Baidu, one focused on markets where cheap smartphones will likely end up the primary means of accessing the Web for many. But Baidu's past international efforts, such as is partnership with Japan's Rakuten, generally haven't fared well.
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