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Wondering of buying HTC’s lower priced Windows Phone 8S? Well there’s some bad news. While everybody is still waiting pricing and availability around the globe, HTC announced that they won’t bring Windows Phone 8S to US. Company didn’t tell specific reason why they won’t make it available in US, but it’s believed that company wants to concentrate to it’s high-end Windows Phone 8X.
Here is HTC’s statement:
“The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is our signature Windows Phone available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.”
iPhone 5 expected to go on sale in China by mid-December, after granted access license by The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and is now suitable for going sale in China. This was one of the several regulatory hurdles the handset has to go through, and it’s now ready to go. Filings reveal that both a WCDMA and CDMA-2000 edition have been approved, confirming that the handset will be available for both China Unicom and China Telecom.
Analysts say the delay in the launch of the iPhone in China is in part due to Apple’s need to cater to demand in the U.S. market as well as the country-specific tests and licensing necessary for a company to release a smartphone in China.
Tablet shipments grew 6.7 percent in quarter three of 2012 and there’s no surprise that Apple is still holding top position. Tablet shipments grew also staggering 49.5 percent since the same period last year. Apple shipped almost half of the 27.8 million tablets shipments in Q3 2013, but still lost significant amount of market share, dropping to 50.4 percent from 65.5 precent in the second quarter. Main reason for Apple’s drop is according to IDC that customers wanted to wait for iPad Mini to arrive, but they also think that iPad Mini’s high asking price $329 might turn customers to get less expensive Android tablet.
Samsung was the second on the list shipping over 5 million tablets in quarter three and increasing market share to 18.4 percent, mainly because of good sales of Galaxy Tab and Note 10.1. ASUS shipped around 2.5 tablets, thanks to huge popularity of Nexus 7. Amazon shipped also around 2.5 million tablets, mainly of Kindle Fire HD success.
IDC previosuly expected Apple’s tablet market share to drop down and Android tablets sales to go up, and it seems now that those predictions are slowly coming true.