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Chinese favor Symbian flavored Nokia model over Apple iPhone for mobile web browsing

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Mar 2012, 00:27

The Nokia 5230 is favored by Chinese smartphone users over other handsets, including the Apple iPhone which was runner-up; the data was produced by the Asia-Pacific director of a major worldwide advertising company which gives it credibility...

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posted on 27 Mar 2012, 00:38

1. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

There is a typo with respect to pricing "Apple iPhone 4S costs 1,000 yuan ($753 USD) in the country, while the Nokia 5230 is priced at only 1200 yuan ($185 USD)"

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 01:15 2

2. Alan01 (Posts: 439; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Good eyes! Should have been 5,000 yuan for the Apple iPhone 4S. The U.S. Dollar amounts were correct.


posted on 27 Mar 2012, 02:52

3. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

Hey Alan......guess u were in a hurry to wrap up the article......if China Mobile has just 600 customers then the "biggest" carrier in China is sure in lot of trouble......lol.......

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 04:01 3

4. gayasarafe (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

reading this article through 5230

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 10:21 1

6. hepresearch (unregistered)

I've always been a Nokia Symbian fan through and through... Nokia 6620, Nokia 9300, Nokia N75, Nokia E75, plus a whole bunch of S40 feature phones along the way as well. Only ever had one stop working... because I got it for free from a friend and it had already had the heck beat out of it, so it finally quit at the young age of 9 years. All of the others I have either passed on to family and friends, or sold, and as far as I know they are all still working great. My Mom still has my 9300, and loves it. Dad is trying to talk her into an iPhone 4S, and it looks like it'll go that way when AT&T starts shutting down GSM towers in these parts later this year, but as she puts it, "They're gonna have to pry this thing from my cold dead fingers!"

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 07:08

5. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

Wholly all u can see is nokia on the chart....
Chinese love there nokia....

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 13:33

7. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I had the 5230... it's a good phone, and there's several good browsers for it (like Opera Mini/Mobile) which offer a better experience than the factory browser, IMHO

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