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Nokia Set to Lose as Apple, Android Advance in China

Latest developments by leading Smartphone developers including Apple Inc. and Google’s Android Platform in China may prove to be a big competition to Nokia Corporation, as its monopoly in Chinese market seems to be in danger.

According to tech website Apple Insider, Industry sources have revealed that continuous efforts from Apple Inc. and Android Smartphone developers such as HTC is posing threats to Nokia Corp. who has managed to maintain a 20-30 percent share in the mobile phone market of China when compared to its global share of 16-17 percent only.

“The rankings in the Smartphone sector in China is expected to undergo a drastic realignment during the period from the second half of 2011 to the first half of 2012, as Apple may extend iPhone partnerships while HTC's brand image in China has been strengthened significantly.” Digitimes has noted.

Several recent surveys and study clearly shows that the Android-based Smartphones currently enjoy 50 percent share in the Chinese Smartphone market which include mobile phones from various vendors such as Samsung, HTC, and Motorola.

Apple Inc. is in continuous negotiation with mobile operators in the country including China Mobile and China Telecom to strike a partnership for its iPhone. Apple currently sells its leading Smartphone through China Unicom.