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Apple Back Among The Top Five Smartphone Vendors In China On iPhone 5s Success, IDC Reports

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Apple has gained an entire percentage point of market share and cracked the top five smartphone manufacturers, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Apple’s share rose from 6 to 7 percent during the fourth quarter of last year, according to a new report (via WSJ) and though that isn’t a huge bump, it makes Apple the fifth-largest smartphone maker in China.

There’s also reason to believe that Apple could climb higher still: These numbers don’t include any sales made through Apple’s partnership with China Mobile, which only began selling the iPhone on January 17, and is currently in the process of building out its new network to support the device across a wider swath of the population.

Apple’s rise late last year might have something to do with the fact that the company opted to launch its latest iPhone models in the Greater China market simultaneously with its North American and major European market launches – this marks the first time it has done that, and likely helped boost overall iPhone sales by a considerable margin in the company’s fiscal holiday quarter. Apple also won a bigger chunk of a Chinese smartphone market that isn’t growing with nearly the speed it has in the past, so the China Mobile deal is even more significant, as it represents a way for Apple to grow its share in the key market without having to seek out new smartphone buyers.

For Apple, the China Mobile deal represents a huge potential new buyer pool, and signs are good if the iPhone 5s and 5c are already helping drive up their share. But China’s own Xiaomi is nipping at its heels, coming in sixth overall among smartphone makers in the country per IDC, so that could make for a tight race between the two as the Android-based startup OEM continues to chart impressive growth at home.

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IDC: Samsung dominated Greater China smartphone shipments again in Q4 2013

According to the latest IDC figures provided to Engadget, Samsung continued to perform well in Greater China — as in mainland China and Taiwan combined — in terms of smartphone shipment. In mainland China last quarter, the Korean giant topped the…

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China sees rare drop in smartphone shipments as its market matures

We tend to see China as a hotbed of smartphone growth, but we’re going to have to rethink that belief in light of new figures from IDC. The analyst firm estimates that smartphone shipments to the country dropped from 94.8 million in the third quarter…

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Kantar: Samsung sales stall in China and Europe despite Android’s overall growth

Thanks to its latest earnings report, we already knew that Samsung’s market share dropped last quarter. But the latest report from analytics outfit Kantar now shows mainly where: the all-important Chinese and European markets. Its figures show that …

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Kantar: Samsung sales stall in China and Europe despite Android’s overall growth

Thanks to its latest earnings report, we already knew that Samsung’s market share dropped last quarter. But the latest report from analytics outfit Kantar now shows mainly where: the all-important Chinese and European markets. Its figures show that …

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Model S goes on sale in China for $121K, but Tesla says it’s leaving money on the table

About a year after announcing plans to open a retail location in China, Tesla is releasing its Model S sedan there. Coming in at 734,000 CNY or about $ 121K US, it carries a premium over the $ 81,070 US base price (without incentives), but Tesla …

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Huawei launches 5.5-inch B199 in China with a battery for hire

Huawei recently outed the Ascend Mate 2 with a colossal 4,000mAh battery that can actually charge other devices, and it’s now brought that tech to a mid-range handset. The 5.5-inch B199 is a successor to the A199, and packs similar specs: a 720p …

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Oppo R1 smartphone arrives in China with a bright camera and high style

It’s tough to stand out in the mid-range Android crowd, but Oppo may have found a way to separate itself from the pack. Its newly launched R1 smartphone carries a gold-effect metal frame that adds a touch of class around the 5-inch screen. Camera …

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iPhone 5s and 5c to reach China Mobile on January 17th, 2014

Finally. Following a false start a couple of weeks ago, Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 5s and 5c will reach China Mobile on January 17th, 2014. As hinted earlier, both smartphones will support the carrier’s TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA networks. Pricing …

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China Lands Jade Rabbit Robot Rover On Moon- 14 Dec

China Lands Jade Rabbit Robot Rover On Moon- 14 Dec China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, a majo…
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