Reportlinker Adds Lower Barriers to Entry Will Drive China’s Smartphone Market

November 20, 2009

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.


Smartphone shipments in China grew 30% to 23.6 million in 2008 despite China’s uncertain economy and overall stagnation in handset shipment growth. Mobile Internet applications, GPS, and multimedia functionality have been the most important drivers of this growth.

In-Stat estimates that the compound annual growth rate of China’s smartphone market will be 25% throughout the period 2009 to 2013 and that the next wave of smartphone market growth will be driven by lowered barriers-to-entry on both the OS and chipset platform solution sides. This report examines the changing dynamics of China’s smartphone OS and chipset platform markets and analyzes how these will drive the smartphone market in coming years. Details of other significant drivers are also provided.




Market Shares

Design Trends

Smartphone Value Chain Analysis

Smartphone OS Market Trend Analysis


Google Android


Windows Mobile

Smartphone Chipset Platform Market Trend Analysis

Huawei K3 Smartphone Platform

MediaTek Smartphone Chipset Platform

Drivers and Barriers

Lower Entry Barriers Will Fuel Market

3G Brings Higher Bandwidth

Thriving Mobile Applications a Significant Driver

Battery Life Lags

Market Forecasts


List of Table

Table 1. Operator 3G Network Deployments and Devices Strategy

Table 2. China’s Smartphone Market Shipment Forecasts, 2009-2013 (Units in Millions)

List of Figures

Figure 1. China’s Smartphone Market Shipment Forecasts, 2009-2013 (Units in Millions)

Figure 2. China’s Smartphone Market Shares, by Vendor (2008)

Figure 3. Key Nokia Smartphone Launches (2009)

Figure 4. Key Dopod Smartphone Launches (2009)

Figure 5. Smartphone Design Trends

Figure 6. China’s Smartphone Market Shares, by OS (2008)

Figure 7. Smartphone OS and Manufacturer Matrix

Figure 8. Symbian Foundation Offering

Figure 9. Android Platform Architecture

Figure 10. Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 User Interface

Figure 11. Free Symbian Software Platform

Figure 12. Android and Traditional Linux Comparison

Figure 13. MediaTek and Huawei Turnkey Smartphone Solution

Figure 14. China’s 3G Subscriber Forecasts, by Operator, 2009-2011 (Subscribers in Millions)

Figure 15. Main Problems Using Phone-Based Mobile Internet Applications

Figure 16. Most Commonly Used Phone-Based Mobile Applications

Figure 17. China’s Smartphone Market Shipment Forecasts, 2009-2013 (Units in Millions)

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