The New Smartphone Powerhouse: Huawei

The Chinese hardware maker is poised to be No. 3 in smartphones
Illustration by Matthew the Horse

Sales of smartphones are booming, though very few phone makers have been rejoicing. Nokia and Research In Motion have seen their once-formidable businesses collapse into a mess of red ink and layoffs. HTC’s sales have tumbled. Once-proud Motorola Mobility has been acquired by Google. Sony and LG Electronics are confirmed also-rans.

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