Smartphone shipments to China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to market research firm IDC.
News from China
China's largest smartphone maker Xiaomi announced today that it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales. The company sold 2.11 million handsets in a 12-hour flash sale held to celebrate its fifth anniversary.
HTC has unveiled the One M9+ at a launch event in Beijing, China. It has the same unibody metal build similar to the One M9, but this comes with a better 5.2-inch Quad HD screen and has a fingerprint sensor below the display for secure lock and payments.
BlackBerry Launches Enhanced SIM-based Licensing Solution for China Mobile Hong Kong Enterprise Customers
BlackBerry today announced that China Mobile Hong Kong Co., Ltd., the wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited, will offer Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) by BlackBerry to its enterprise customers.
Qihoo 360 and Microsoft hae announced a collaboration agreement for the distribution of Windows 10. The announcement was made in a joint event, during the WinSEC 2015 hosted by Microsoft in Shenzhen.
LIFX makes its China debut today at WinHEC Shenzhen, Microsoft's invite-only hardware conference. Microsoft will use LIFX light bulbs to demonstrate how the Windows 10 adds seamless interoperability for IoT devices via the AllJoyn platform.
At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit on Wednesday, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft, announced that Windows 10 will launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world this summer.
European policymakers are looking to sign agreements with China, Japan and the United States to cooperate on developing the next generation of mobile broadband, 5G, which promises much faster video downloads, denser network coverage and the possibility of connecting billions of everyday electronic objects to create "the internet of things".
Yota Company has announced a contract signed with the state company Potevio to provide the sale of YOTAPHONE2 smartphones in China. Under the terms of the contract, Potevio will sell and implement marketing support for YOTAPHONE2 throughout China.
Alibaba has made an investment of $590 million in Meizu, one of ChinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading smartphone manufacturers. Alibaba seeks to integrate its mobile operating system YunOS with MeizuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s phones and hardware, while distributing the phones through the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s online shopping platforms.
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi 2, an affordable smartphone with LTE and a 64-bit Qualcomm chip. The specs include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2 GHz, a 720p IPS display sized at 4.7 inches, a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of storage (with microSD expansion available), an 8MP camera, a 2,200 mAh battery pack.
Xiaomi today officially announced that it has completed raising US$1.1 billion in the latest funding. This values the company at US$45 billion.