China is one of the great untapped markets on earth and any company who does not set their eyes on the Chinese market will only be left behind.
At least that is the common belief that has been passed on for the last few years. There is truth to this because China is an exploding market with consumers that are fast to latch on to trends and have the buying power to follow those trends.
American computer manufacturer Dell is making additional inroads to the Chinese market by partnering with Baidu, one of Chinaâ€™s biggest companies. The agreement is for the manufacturing of smartphones and tablets that will use Baiduâ€™s own Android-based operating system, Yi.
The announcement of the Dell â€“ Baidu partnership was not very rich in detail. No announcements were made regarding schedules on when the first devices are expected to be revealed to the market. But there is speculation that consumers may see the first products of the partnership as early as November this year.
The Baidu Yi is an Android-based system for mobile devices. The Yi will feature built int apps and services. A Baidu product is expected to gain a lot of supporters because the companyâ€™s service is the overwhelming leader in the countryâ€™s search market. The decision for Baidu to go into the electronics business is to provide consumers with products that already have Baidu services built into it. Dell, on the other hand, will further strengthen its presence in the Chinese market because of this partnership.
Originally posted on September 8, 2011 @ 11:17 am