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Understanding the China Mobiles movementin India
Introducing our Guest , Amit Nayak,CEO,GEEK IT STORES .
Chinese mobile phones are flooding the indian mobile market and aregiving tough competition to reputed brands.
But they have also been hitting the headlines due to poor quality or due absence of IMEI number.
Amit will clear your doubts regarding chinese mobile phones.
Are you a china mobile customer?? Are you using Chinese mobile? Areyou safe using a such a phone ,
from health & legal point of view!! Lots & lots of queries and no answers,either with the mobile retailers, nor the industry tech pundits or mobile specialists.
I will give you a basic overview,as I am a legal manufacturer in Chinaand have retail operations in India.
First of all,one needs to understand the origins of these China mobiles, there are 3 types of china mobile manufacturers.
1. Home based assemblers – Small time technicians buy mobile spareparts from “recycle centers” and configure chipset with open sourcefirmware via laptop,using “hand-made”” mobile body” or shells.These shells (mobile body) are made by pouring either molten plasticin “dies” or shapes designed. Here there is no IMEI ( only fakestickers)
2. Small factories assemblers: These factories buy refurbished “chinamobiles” and they source chipset & firmware from Taiwan in bulkand sell only in Chinese market locally ( they don’t export to India), again these factories use fake IMEI.
3. Big Branded Factories: These are the top players in China havingworkforce over 5000+and have manufacturing contracts with Nokia,Samsung, LG, Iphone. For example Foxconn is world`s largest mobile phone manufacturer.
The Chinese mobile industry consumption in India is approx~30, 000 croresalone,and growing rapidly.
The IMEI issue is very plain open & shut case; Chinese manufacturersof all formats have to pay a license fee for getting a sequence of IMEInumbers. They don’t spend money to get the license and here in Indiawe get duplicate IMEI numbers or forged IMEI.
Duplicate IMEI numbers happen in branded products for example,a Nokiaselling in Indian grey market is hi-end “counterfeit” copy (NOTcopy phone). These phones are actually from the contracted manufacturersof branded phones,who release the phones in market through smugglingnetwork globally.
That is why,the grey market will offer you lower rates than brandedstores,as it is counterfeit copy with duplicate IMEI. Margins in suchphones are upto 3000 INR per handset,compared to 200/- INR to authorizedretailers.
Part 22009-04-27 17:14:09 by InChina
After years of making fake luxury bags and cheap DVDs, they are capturing market share from the worlds biggest mobile phone makers.
Although shanzhai phones have only been around a few years, they already account for more than 20 percent of sales in China, which is the worlds biggest mobile phone market, according to the research firm Gartner.
They are also being illegally exported, to Russia, India, the Middle East, Europe, even the United States.
The shanzhai phone market is expanding crazily, says Wang Jiping, a senior analyst at IDC, a firm that tracks technology trends
Corporate titans like google, yahoo, AOL2010-11-25 07:51:41 by I_AM_Jon_Galt
Microsoft, apple, et.al, began a trend about 10 years ago refusing to hire workers over the age of 30.
other companies began following suit, laying off older workers in favor of younger, less expensive workers, and outsourcing to india/china/et.al, for lower priced labor.
funny, how as the trend took hold, the u.s. economy began to stagnate and move into recession.
coincidence? I think not.
I mean, left to their own devices, look at what young people do.
Start companies for the sole purpose of selling them, not growing them
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