Baidu releases cheap smartphone

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com The sleeping dragon has awakened to the digital world. Last year China surpassed the United States to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume - and while the U.S. continues to remain the largest smartphone market by revenue, the land of the dragon will likely overtake those numbers as well. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, China remains at the forefront of the worldwide mobile computing boom, and last year saw 23 million smartphones sold in just the third quarter. The Chinese are even overtaking the Japanese for the love of all things gadgets and handheld. The January launch of the iPhone 4S had to be canceled due to concerns over the size of the crowd. And with 1.3 billion citizens, the smartphone market is only likely to grow. One company that will likely be one to watch is Baidu - the "Google of China" - which announced on Tuesday a new smartphone powered by its own cloud-based platform. The Changhong H5018 smartphone runs on a modified version

Baidu releases cheap smartphone

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Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com The sleeping dragon has awakened to the digital world. Last year China surpassed the United States to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume - and ...

Wed 16 May 12 from RedOrbit

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