The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, and the Chinese site QQ.com signed an agreement to offer smartphone features including instant messaging.
In June, the manufacturer of smart phones had already designed a model in collaboration with the Sina.com, the largest Web portal in China. HTC has therefore extended its presence in the country, while repeating a tried and true formula on the European and American markets, with the “Facebook phone” .
APPETITE FOR MICROMESSAGERIES
With this partnership, the Chinese social networks might also find new sources of growth, on mobile devices. “Previously, QQ.com had collaborated with Chinese manufacturers, like Huawei and ZTE”.
Micromessagerie sites are particularly popular with over 450 million Chinese Internet users to communicate and disseminate information in a country where the press is tightly controlled by the state. Weibo Sina from Sina.com, is the leading Chinese equivalent of Twitter , which is censored in China. According to an official of Sina, he had the end of April more than 140 million registered users and plans to exceed 200 million largely by the end of the year.