The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei holds a takeover of the ailing Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia does not seem to be excluded. “We are considering such acquisitions,” the business responsible for the consumer at Huawei Richard Yu said, according Financial Times in London on Tuesday. “Perhaps this combination brings a few synergies, but it depends on the willingness of Nokia. We are open-minded.” Yu expects a consolidation of the smartphone market, left over at the end of three or four large manufacturers.
Rarely: Windows Phones from Huawei. The Chinese put especially on Android class=”source”> image. Huawei of which is to say a Huawei. The Chinese aim in the smartphone market to the very top. The first appearance came in as the network equipment in western latitudes, founded by an ex-military group has brought great ambitions and in recent months some significant smartphones on the market. Meanwhile, Huawei is advanced into the ranks of the five largest smartphone maker by number of pieces. On Tuesday, the manufacturer has unveiled the new Ascend P6 as thinnest smartphone in the world.
The goal of the Chinese is a place on the podium behind Samsung and Apple. With over 10 million smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2012, Huawei had already arrived there once, but was ousted from LG again in the first quarter. The Koreans had marketed the Google Nexus 4 is a real success story, but the tension should ease again. The Chinese may be the third so fight back, but there are also other manufacturers on the mat.
acquisition by Nokia, who nevertheless still sold 6 million smartphones in the first quarter, Huawei could secure a place on the podium and the gap to the chasing something bigger. However, there are no concrete plans yet, according to the Financial Times , citing Consolidated circles. Nokia itself will not comment on market rumors, a spokesman told heise online.
Huawei manager in London had also highlighted the problems of Windows Phone. The Microsoft operating system was “weak,” Yu quoted in the Financial Times . The success of Windows Phone is difficult to estimate, says Yu. “It has a very small market share.” Which is currently at 3 percent. Nevertheless, demand from manufacturers such as Huawei Microsoft royalties for the system. “That’s not good,” says Yu fixed. “Android is free.” (VBR)