According to Taiwan Digitimes Research, sales of smartphones in China are expected to grow 137 percent on year to 189 million units in 2012, the rise is because the take-off in demand for EDGE and TD-SCDMA models in the second half of the year. Local brands in China have been benefiting from the increasing popularity of EDGE and TD-SCDMA models as international brands have paid less attention to smartphones supporting these two radio network. As a result, local brands have accounted for 61 percent of China’s smartphone market in 2012 …
Android smartphone market share in China has increased steadily, and is likely to reach 50.8 million units or 86 percent of total smartphones sales in the fourth quarter of 2012. In light of the growing importance of China’s smartphone market, Lenovo is expected to rank as one of the top-10 smartphone vendors globally in 2012, in addition to Huawei and ZTE. TD-SCDMA is a proprietary 3G network from China Mobile. The latest iPhone 5 and mini iPad devices from Apple doesn’t support it. And EDGE is considered a pre-3G radio technology and can function on any network with GPRS deployed on it. It allows improved data transmission rates as a backward-compatible extension of GSM. Yes, some Chinese mobile phone user still can live with the old 2.5G cellular network.
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