Beijing Daily, 11/05/07
Data recently published by CCID shows that in Q3 2007 there were 6.4 mln smartphones sold in China, up 5.2% from last quarter. This represents RMB 16.61 bln worth of sales, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 11.3%. The major factors responsible for the increase were students upgrading their phones over the summer as well as National Day holiday sales.
Thanks to the strength and popularity of Nokia, Symbian-based phones made up 70% of unit sales (i.e. 4.42 mln units). However, the market share of Windows Mobile continued to climb, with Windows Mobile-based devices achieving quarter-on-quarter growth of 52%. In comparison, sales for Linux-based phones dropped.