Following nine quarters of strong growth, the Chinese smartphone market declined 4.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.
China is forging ahead with mobility, both on the consumer and enterprise fronts.
Reuters says an official announcement of a deal between Apple and China Mobile could come as early as this week.
U.S. businesspeople working with their Chinese counterparts will benefit from a new mobile app that enables them to receive free calls from China Mobile numbers.
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Japan's dominant mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo has lost market share to rivals Softbank and KDDI over the last couple of years, primarily as a result of defections from users looking for iPhones.
While concerns continue to hamper the Chinese app market, a number of other factors are now helping to smooth out the path to China for mobile developers. As a result, many in the mobile app industry are taking another look at the possibilities of moving into the world's largest wireless market.
Apple is reaching out to its developer and publisher partners, urging them to localize their applications and related marketing efforts to better serve consumers in international markets.
South Korean wireless operator SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding to team on content, platform and networking technologies with China Mobile, the Chinese market's largest operator at
Mobile web solutions provider Opera Software will partner with Chinese mobile phone distributor Telling Telecom to develop a browser customized expressly for the enormous Chinese subscriber market.