More news on the Windows Phone in China front.
Earlier this week, Nokia announced that it had reached a deal with China Mobile, the country’s largest wireless carrier — to sell the Lumia 920T there.
Now comes news that Microsoft and China Unicom — a competitor to China Mobile — will be working together in the hopes of developing more innovative Windows Phone devices and to attract more partners, according to China Daily.
Windows Phone currently holds less than 3 percent market share in China, while Android handsets hold 72 percent, according to the China Daily article, which cites Beijing-based research company Analysys International.
“China is the No. 1 market worldwide in terms of PC, tablet, mobile and Internet users. It is a very exciting place,” Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said at a China Unicom event in Beijing Thursday. “We believe there is a great opportunity across the country to provide new business models to partners, new technologies to developers and best services to customers.”