Manufacturing

Chinese mobile makers bridge the global digital divide

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have an unlocked Android-powered 3G smartphone, made by Chinese mobile maker Huawei – which was selling for $85 on the streets of Kenya last year and now goes for $50.

50 US dollars is a sad number for Chinese mobile makers. IDC data shows the top 4 Chinese mobile makers (ZTE, Huawei, Lenovo and Coolpad) take 16% of globle smartphone market. Price war didn't bring profit for them, but the competetion bring down the smartphone price, now by and by, bridge the global digital divide.