China is the world's largest mobile market. Now its manufacturers want a piece of America's consumers.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- It's no secret that China is a hotbed for mobile growth, particularly when it comes to smartphones. In fact, China is currently the top smartphone market in the world, accounting for 26.5% of all smartphone shipments last year, according to IDC. Not surprisingly, the country is home to a MOREFeb 13, 2013 9:00 AM ET
If you're the world's largest company - with nearly $600 billion in market value - getting bigger is a tough challenge. But if Apple can learn how to charm the world's largest population, the possibilities are limitless.
By Bill Powell, editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook, Apple's reserved and soft-spoken CEO, has a tendency to wax euphoric about the China market and his company's place in it.
When asked last year by an MOREFortune Editors - Oct 11, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Slipping in a market Tim Cook identified as "an area of enormous opportunity"
There's a nugget of unanchored news in a report Reuters filed Friday.
"In the third quarter," wrote Lee Chyen Yee, "Huawei overtook Apple as the No.3 smartphone vendor in China."
Without identifying its source or specifying market shares, Reuters reported that Apple (AAPL) now trails Nokia (NOK), Samsung and Huawei, companies it characterized as more "nimble" and "flexible" than Apple.
"Nimble" is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 17, 2011 4:37 PM ET
The fast-growing gear maker has been thwarted in the U.S. by national security concerns. Now, employees are rallying on behalf of the company.
FORTUNE -- Earlier this year Fortune chronicled China-based telecom equipment maker Huawei's efforts to win private contracts in the United States. Thus far the fast-growing gear maker, which last year had sales of $27 billion, has been thwarted by national security concerns.
Now FORTUNE has learned that external relations MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Dec 2, 2011 3:10 PM ET
It could soon be the world's biggest maker of network gear, but Huawei still can't conquer the U.S. The reason? Widespread fear that it's here to spy for Beijing.
By Sheridan Prasso, contributor
FORTUNE -- Huawei, the world's second-largest supplier of telecom and Internet gear, has little trouble garnering business around the globe. The Chinese company has customers in 130 countries, sells equipment to 45 of the world's top 50 telcos, and MOREJul 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Despite higher prices, sales to end users worldwide more than doubled
Gartner issued its "mobile devices" report for the first quarter of 2011, two weeks after rival IDC's.
Here's what Gartner had to say about Apple (AAPL):
Apple sold 16.9 million units to end users worldwide, more than doubling its sales of iPhones year-on-year. This market-beating growth came from all regions: the iPhone is now available in 90 countries from 186 CSPs [communications MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 19, 2011 11:21 AM ET
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