China Unicom (CHU) hopes to profit from China's booming smartphone market by releasing phones...

|By:, SA News Editor

China Unicom (CHU) hopes to profit from China's booming smartphone market by releasing phones using its Linux-based WoPhone platform. This follows plans by Alibaba (ALBCF.PK) and Baidu (BIDU) to develop their own mobile platforms. But given the headway already made in China by the iPhone and Android, these platforms have their work cut out for them.