Posts Tagged: Smartphones

Samsung sales in China

Samsung Sold 12.5 Million Smartphones in China in Q1, Heading for Blockbuster 2013

Samsung (005930:KS) sold 30 million phones in China in 2012, but that number looks set to be surpassed by a blockbuster 2013. That’s becau...

  • May 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Canalys: China Bought 82 Million Smartphones in Q1, Apple Back Up to 5th Spot

When we looked at Canalys smartphone data for Q4 2012, we noted that Apple had sunk to sixth spot in China for that quarter as domestic gadg...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 1:15 pm
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Emart navigation and discounts on smartphones

Korean Supermarket Uses a Guiding Light to Point Out Discounts on Your Smartphone

We’ve seen Korean supermarket chain Emart (KRX:139480) do some innovative stuff before, like its shadowy QR codes. But this time Emart is ...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Xiaomi Mi2S launch

Xiaomi Revamps Flagship Phone Ahead of Hong Kong and Taiwan Launches

There’s a Xiaomi fan festival going on right now in Beijing. It turned into a surprise product launch with the startup Chinese phone-m...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
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China Taobao mobile shopping

China’s Top E-Commerce Sites Saw 600% Growth in Mobile Shopping Last Year

We know that China’s netizens love shopping online – and collectively spend about $40,000 per second on local e-commerce sites &...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 10:18 pm
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IDC: Smartphone Sales Way Up in China, Now Account for 73.2% of All Mobiles Sold

The China division of the market research firm IDC has said that Chinese consumers snapped up a grand total of 213 million smartphones in 20...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 3:37 pm
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Canalys, Chinese smartphone brands

Canalys: China’s Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo Now Among Global Top 5 Smartphone Makers

The research firm Canalys has unveiled new data for Android shipments in Q4 2012. With Android now powering a third of all mobile phones shi...

  • February 8, 2013
  • at 5:54 pm
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Spreadtrum Facebook deal

Chinese Chipset Maker to Embed Facebook in Smartphones, But Obviously Not for China Market

With a view to the “world outside of China,” Chinese chipset maker Spreadtrum (NASDAQ:SPRD) has announced a tie-up today with Facebook (...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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CoolPad outsells Apple iPhone in China

How the Very Uncool ‘CoolPad’ is Outselling Apple’s iPhone in China

Coolness is only skin deep, but being uncool goes to the core. The Chinese phone-maker CoolPad is a case in point, and is about as cool as a...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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HTC One sales 2013

Amid an Exec Brain Drain, HTC Reassures Everyone That 5 Million ‘One’ Phones Sold So Far

Amid a stream of bad news about an executive brain drain at HTC (TPE:2498), the Taiwanese phone-maker has said today that it has sold “...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 6:33 pm
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Vizio phone China launch

3 Months After CES Teaser, Vizio Phone Finally Goes on Sale in China

A few days into the new year, American TV maker Vizio revealed its first ever venture outside of the North American market with a made-for-C...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 11:30 pm
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Alibaba YunOS new phones

Alibaba Brings Mobile OS to 6 New Phones, But No Big-Name Brands in Sight

After the kerfuffle between Alibaba and Google last summer over an Acer-made phone for Alibaba’s cloud-oriented mobile OS, it’s ...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Nokia Shanghai flagship store shuts

Nokia Shuts Shanghai Flagship Store, Nobody Notices

Back on April 1st, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) announced that it’d be closing its flagship Nokia store in Shanghai. But it was no Apri...

  • April 4, 2013
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Xiaomi sold 7.19 million phones in 2012

Xiaomi: 15 Million Phones to be Sold in 2013

We know that the rookie phone-maker Xiaomi sold 7.19 million smartphones in 2012, so how about 2013? According to founder Lei Jun, Xiaomi wi...

  • March 11, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Baidu mobile searches data

Baidu: 1,000% Growth in Mobile Searches in China in Past 2 Years [STATS]

The quarterly mobile reports from Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s most used search engine, are always full of facts and stats about growi...

  • February 27, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
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Xiaomi Hong Kong Taiwan April 2013

Xiaomi Confirms April Phone Launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan

The relatively new Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi teased a possible expansion into Hong Kong and Taiwan a while back – and now we finally ...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 3:13 pm
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Lenovo wants to beat Samsung in China

Lenovo CEO: We Want to Beat Samsung, Become China’s Top Smartphone Brand

We reported last year that Chinese-brand smartphones make up 60 percent of sales in China, but Samsung remains the top brand. For now. Lenov...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 4:29 pm
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Huawei sales profit figures 2012

Huawei Profits Up 33% in 2012, Now Seeing 66% of Revenue from Outside China

Chinese telecoms firm and phone-maker Huawei might’ve had the kind of publicity in 2012 that’s usually only seen in a PR directo...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 6:23 pm
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