Eastern Promise for Smartphones

29th March 2012

The researchers at Nielsen published a report today that show's almost 50% of mobile phones in the USA are now smartphones. This figure is even more remarkable when you consider that it was down at 29% as recently as October 2012. With competition tight and a maturing market, naturally manufacturers are looking for growth opportunities in other markets.

Nokia are one such big player who are looking to China for growth. As the biggest smartphone market in the world, China could indeed prove smart of the Finnish company. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nokia will be launching handsets from it's high-end Lumia range, powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. The Lumia 800c will kick things off in April with China Telecom as the carrier.

Apple's Tim Cook has been in China today, ostensibly visiting the Foxconn factory. All Things D speculated that there may have been a visit to China Mobile, China's biggest mobile carrier, to close out a deal for the iPhone.

One thing is for sure, the global move to smart mobile shows no sign of slowing.


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