China’s largest phone equipment maker, Huawei Technologies Co., says it has plans to triple the number of smart-phones it delivers. Aiming at 60 million this year as it takes on at Apple Inc.’s iPhone and new handsets by Nokia Oyj.
Almost 30 to 40 percent of this year’s shipments will probably go to China, Richard Yu, chairman of the company’s devices unit, said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Huawei today unveiled the Ascend D quad handset, claiming it to be “the world’s fastest smartphone.” However the device would cost 15 to 20 percent less than its competitors.
The Ascend D quad will be sold in all major markets starting next quarter. A version that works on networks based on the the faster long-term evolution technology will be available in the second half of 2012, according to the company.
Yu further said:-
“We want to be the top brand in the industry”.
“Our phone brand isn’t that famous, but our products should be the best ones”.
Huawei is also adding areas like cloud computing and small-business networks to its traditional network-equipment business, where it competes with companies including Ericsson AB and Nokia Siemens Networks.