Huawei wises up to smartphones

Huawei Technologies expects strong growth in its smartphone sales, and plans to more than double shipments to over ten million in 2011.
Victor Xu, chief marketing officer for Huawei’s device subsidiary, said orders for smartphones this year have hit almost four million units and that shipments have topped three million, reports.
Xu said the firm’s total handset shipments in 2010 are on track to grow 30% year-on-year to 120 million units.

Huawei, which is the world’s second-largest vendor of wireless network equipment after Ericsson, is pushing aggressively into the smartphone market by launching low-cost Android devices, which are intended to bring smartphones to the masses by pushing the price down to about $100 (€76) to $200.