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China’s top phonemakers poised to challenge Apple on home turf

China’s top phonemakers poised to challenge Apple on home turf

December 15, 2017

BEIJING, Dec 15 — China’s top smartphone makers are ready to challenge Apple Inc on its home turf after trouncing the iPhone maker in their own market. Huawei Technologies Co and Xiaomi Corp are in talks with US wireless operators about selling flagship smartphones to American consumers as soon as next year, according to people familiar with the matter. The handset makers are negotiating with carriers including AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, said the people, asking not... Read more

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X’s Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller (left) and Minister of IT of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Lokesh, pose for a photo at the X campus in San Francisco December 15, 2017. — Reuters pic

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