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  • China: Sizzling “Smartphone” Market

    China beat out the U.S. for the first time to become the world’s largest smartphone market by volume during the third quarter, according to one research firm, marking a new epicenter for the global mobile computing boom.

    China beat out the U.S. for the first time to become the world’s largest smartphone market by volume during the third quarter, according to one

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    research firm, marking a new epicenter for the global mobile computing boom.

    This comes as China for the first time passed the U.S. to become the world’s biggest personal-computer market in August.

    “China has become a large and growing smartphone market that no hardware vendor, component maker or content developer can afford to ignore,” said Neil Mawston, an analyst with market research firm Strategy Analytics.

    China shipped a record 24 million smartphones—devices that allow users to surf the Web, make phone calls and also watch videos– in the third quarter compared to 23 million in the U.S., data released Wednesday by Strategy Analytics showed.

    U.S. smartphone shipments dropped by 7% in the three months ended Sept. 30 as top mobile vendors Nokia and Samsung Electronics placed their bets on China and India, unveiling low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets last August.

    The U.S. still remains the world’s largest smartphone market by revenue.

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