Daily Digital Pulse Of China: Baidu, Dell, Tencent, WeChat

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Baidu Losing Dell As Smartphone Partner?

Dell recently announced that they are quitting Android – but that leaves China’s Baidu facing the prospect of losing its most high-profile smartphone partner for its own mobile OS. The Dell Streak Pro D43 Baidu’s cloud-oriented, Android-based mobile OS launched almost exactly a year ago as Baidu’s first-ever smartphone vehicle. However it seems that its rivals Changhong and TCL, are actually generating better sales, proving that a global brand-name is not such a crucial factor in smartphone sales in the country.

Source: Tech In Asia

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Tencent: WeChat App Set To Surpass 300 Million Users Next Month

Tencent recently announced that its successful mobile phone messaging service is set to surpass 300 million users in January 2013. The world’s biggest messaging app has experienced rapid growth since its launch, with its user base growing from 100 million to 200 million in just 6 months. The leap from 200 million to 300 million is expected to take just four months.

Source: Tech In Asia

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