Chinese Takeover of Mobile Begins: ZTE Sells 35 Million Handsets in First Half

August 9, 2011 3:11 pm

We spotted this today:

“The Chinese telecommunications-equipment manufacturer said today that it sold 35 million handsets in the first half of the year, representing a 30 percent increase from a year ago. Helping was its hit Blade smartphone, which debuted in Orange but is now available in 50 countries and regions.

The numbers illustrate the increasing influence and power that the Chinese companies have in the wireless business. ZTE earlier this year became the fifth-largest handset vendor, according to IDC. That’s despite a minimal presence in the U.S., underscoring the importance of a broad presence throughout the international markets. ”

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