In-Stat Report: China Smartphone Adoption on the Rise

china_flag1.jpgSmartphone adoption is on the rise in China. This is the results from a new study by research firm In-Stat, which found that 10.46 million smartphones had shipped in China in 2006, which is double that from just a year prior. Entertainment functionality seems to be among owner’s preferences over productivity as well.

“The most important three factors respondents would consider when purchasing their next Smartphone are function, brand and price,” says Raymond Yan, In-Stat analyst. “Security, Internet access and synchronization with PCs are the top three problems that existing Smartphone users thought needed improvement.”

The study found that 97.9 percent of smartphone users in china would purchase another model when their current handset needs replacing, and more than half of the owners paid $25 or more a month for wireless service, which is 30 percent higher than non-smartphone users in China. And surprising, most smartphone users surveyed had no idea which operating system they were using on their handset, nor did they seem to care about when they made the purchase. The world isn’t such a different place after all.