Quality Products International

Smartphones showing record sales!

by on Jul.07, 2010, under China Manufacturing Blog

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The main focus of Quality Products International (QPI Ltd – QPI), is QC / QA Services, such as Product Inspections and Factory Audits.

We also engage in some specialist product development, ranging from Children’s Learn to Swim products for the retail market to Utility Inspection Products for industrial applications.

A sector where we have been enjoying some success over recent years is mobile phones.

Along with our JV partners, we have focused on very low specification phones, providing reliable quality at a budget for emerging markets, as well as very high end phones.

The key element has been “VFM” (Value for Money), a buzz phrase in the current market.

In the upper end of the market, the two key products we have focused on are 4G WiMax, as well as Android.

Our 4G phone, is due out early next year.

QPI has just started presenting our Android V1.6 to key clients, with Android V2.1 to follow shortly with both Quad Band GSM and WCDMA versions available.

The phone which our Android Smartphone will most closely compete against, is the HTC Desire from the Taiwanese Smartphone manufacturer.

In a report from the BBC, the HTC Smartphone has out stripped forecasts and are clearly upsetting Apple who are claiming infringements against their iPhone.

Excerpt from BBC News – Technology

Year-on-year revenues to the end of June increased from US$2.1bn to US$3bn.

The figures beat analyst forecasts, reflecting a switch by HTC to newly emerging markets.

“Normally, June is an off-peak season. The sales figures are really amazing,” Michael Chiang of Taiwan International Securities told the AFP news agency.

Many of the firm’s smartphones rely on the Google Android operating system, which rivals the Apple iOS, used in Apple iPhones.

Geoff Blaber, a phone analyst at CCS Insight said: “HTC traditionally has been very much focused on the premium phone segment.

“It is starting to address lower-cost, mass market segments.”

Earlier this year, a row erupted between HTC and Apple over the technology used in rival smartphones.

In March, Apple alleged that HTC had infringed 20 patents Apple holds relating to the iPhone.

Two months later, in May, HTC countersued, alleging that Apple violated five patents held by the company.

On the Taiwanese stock exchange, shares in HTC closed up 5% at 495 Taiwanese dollars (£10, $15).

Read full article here: BBC

QPI’s Android will be OEM branded, so it is not yet released to the general public, however trade inquiries are welcome.

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