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Wednesday, March 21

China welcomes Windows Phone

According to research firm Canalys, Windows Phone share of the Chinese market is only 2.8%, but that number is expected to rise to 6% by the end of 2012 and double that to 13% in 2013. this is totally plausible as IDc also predicts the windows phone will surpass iPhone by 2015.

Microsoft unveiled its special Windows Phone OS to the Chinese market yesterday at an event in Beijing, the country's capital.
This OS is highly localized for the Chinese, as it doesn't feature Facebook or Twitter (they are blocked in China) but rather replaced them with Chinese social networking and micro blogging sites. There are also more than 2000 available apps in the windows phone marketplace written in Chinese (out of a total of 70,000).

Nokia will unveil its windows phones next week in China, in this line-up will include Lumia 719, 800c and maybe we'll see CDMA versions of the 610 and 900 (which are yet to be released in other parts of the world).
Nokia is still the largest phone vendor in China and according to Canalys they hold a 31% share of the smartphone market in the country and they intend to keep it that way, though android and iPhone have been bringing the heat.

Source: PCWorld


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