Friday, July 30, 2010

Huawei to sell a million smartphones in India

Huawei Technologies, a China based vendor has plans to sell a million smartphones in Indian smartphone market this year. The company will sell these smartphones through its own retail channels under its brand name. Earlier, company products like mobile phones and wireless data cards for laptops were sold by local service providers and telecom operators like Tata Teleservices, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance Communications used to put their own brand name on them. Huawei Mobile After introduction of new security regulations by GOI, imposed from February 2010, Huawei has planned to target the smart phone market with 20 new mobile models. These mobiles will be priced between Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 12,000. Like other Chinese handsets, these mobiles will also be made of chipsets from Qualcomm. Some Huawei smartphones will run on open source Android operating system and the rest on the Brew MP operating system from Qualcomm. These phones will be available in India through retail channels from August 1, 2010.

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