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Huawei, ZTE to ship nearly 100m smartphones for 15 pc global share in 2012, say Taiwan makers

Huawei Device and ZTE, two China-based vendors, will together ship 95-100 million smartphones for a combined global market share of 15 percent in 2012, according to Taiwan-based makers of handset components.

Huawei shipped 16 million smartphones to rank globally ninth and ZTE 11 million for 10th place in 2011, the sources cited Gartner statistics as indicating. Huawei and ZTE have set internal shipment targets of 60 million and 35-40 million smartphones respectively for 2012, the sources pointed out.