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Record iOS sales in China, plus latest smartphone OS statistics

With all the industry giants reporting their financials and smartphone sales over the last week or two, it’s a good time to take a brief look at recent data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which shows that Apple’s iOS sales have reached an all-time high in China where it’s managed to capture a substantial 27.6% of the […]

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The winners and losers of the smartphone industry 2014

2014 was a heady year as far as smartphone sales went. Apple released two new handsets, Samsung struggled to make any headway, and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi made waves with lots of great new devices and impressive sales. According to new data from research firm IDC, Apple closed the gap on Samsung in the fourth […]

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Hello from Rome/Beijing and CIBTM

Hello from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. I’m here waiting for my transfer to Beijing. I’m heading to China for the CIBTM show — that’s the Chinese Incentive and Business Travel show. It’s the region’s number one show for the meetings and conferences industry. I’ve been to quite a few “IBTMs” including their one in Barcelona, Abu […]

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Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic for China to lack 3G and Wi-Fi

If the iPhone without 3G or Wi-Fi was bad enough, here’s some more bad news for the mobile users in China.  The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, which has been more widely referred to as the “Tube” is all set to hit China, albeit without 3G or Wi-Fi. The lack of 3G may be due to the […]

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Meizu M8 to hit China, India in December

If you’re from either China or India, we know hard it has been for you to lay your hands on the iPhone. While the former doesn’t even sell the iPhone on sale, the mobile consumers in India have been let down owing to the high prices of the iPhone. If it’s any consolation to you, […]

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iPhone to launch officially in China shortly

Cellular News is reporting that the iPhone is shortly due to launch ‘officially’ with China Mobile: China Mobile is expected to officially launch the Apple iPhone on its network shortly – but with some of the functionality removed to comply with Chinese regulations. The South China Morning Post, citing a report from the Daiwa Institute […]

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Nokia to support all the proposed 3G standards in China

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia, which has a good 42% market share in China selling over 70 million handsets in 2007, plans to support all the three 3G standards that are being planned to be employed in the country.  Three different operators in the country, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom (Yeah, keep up […]

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China Mobile says half a million phone calls were made during Olympic Ceremonies

You’re in the fourth largest country in the world, sitting in a stadium filled with thousands of people present there to watch some of the most spectacular shows and acts ever made, what do you do? I, for one, would have my eyes glued to the performers. But that’s not what the 24,000 users, present […]

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What’s gone wrong with Chinese 3G?

More interesting stats – according to EJL Wireless Research, the number of TD-SCDMA subscribers is set to hit 12 million by 2012 with roughly the same number of terminals expected to be sold in the same year, at 11.5 million. Given that TD-SCDMA is the Chinese government’s baby and it’s been pushing it heavily for […]

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Louis Vuitton guides you through China

It looks like July 4th is going to be a big day. As well as the Mobile 2.0 Europe Conference Louis Vuitton is launching audio guides for three Chinese cities – Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. It is being powered by Clicmobile and they say: “Louis Vuitton offers a perfectly synchronised audio journey in which […]

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Sharp goes after China with Acquos

Japan’s biggest handset maker, Sharp, is off to pastures new – targeting the massive Chinese market with high end devices, according to Reuters. The Wall Street Journal says Sharp will trade off its TV brand, launching a range of phones under the Aquos banner. The first device will sell for 4,480 yuan (around £333) and […]

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China unveils massive mobile shake-up

With the world’s biggest mobile market, China, has decided that its communications industry is ripe for a shake up. And what a shake up: the Chinese government has decided to create new, merged telecoms companies to sell mobile, as well as internet and fixed, connections. As a result of the changes, China Unicom and China […]