Samsung tops in China's smartphone market as Apple drops to sixth
posted by Alan F. / Dec 06, 2012, 6:15 PM
was less than 10% in the country during the period, which saw a record 60 million units shipped from China. The metrics firm expects Apple to snap back in the fourth quarter since the Apple iPhone 5 just received regulatory approval to be sold in the country and will launch on December 14th.
China has over 1 billion mobile phone users but less than 20% have 3G connectivity. Similar to the U.S., China's major carriers use subsidies on new phones in order to attract business. China Mobile is the largest carrier in the world and along with China Telecom and China Unicom, the operators have been pushing home-grown devices instead of phones made by the big global names.
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Apple, u crack, or should I say BITE, me up!
posted on Dec 06, 2012, 6:20 PM 10
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Of course Sammy is at the top in China and world over! I guess innovation and quality have truly prevailed...at last! And oh yeah good job local chinese manufacturers....they came up with some top notch products that are forcing even the big guns to think and pushing them to make even better products! Apple well....I am surprised its still in the top ten list given their latest patented attitude!
posted on Dec 06, 2012, 9:07 PM 2
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I'm gonna run out to china, buy 600,000,000 iPhones and help apple claim the top spot. Just as soon as I hit the powerball lottery.
posted on Dec 06, 2012, 8:03 PM 0
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