China phones or cellular phones in China are called mobiles and the literal translation
of shou'ji means hand device. The Chinese has embraced this form of information
technology over land lines. Similar to the west's SMS or texting, the younger Chinese
prefers the speed and brevity of a short message called duan'xin. On an average
day, the Chinese sends over a billion text messages.
Sales of Smartphones by companies such as Samsung and Motorola have been booming
in China. In North America, consumers change their phones once or twice every 18
months. In China, phones are considered fashion items. They are changed every 3
Purchasing a phone in China is also a very different experience than purchasing
one in the western countries. Consumers in the North America like to pick up the
display models, touch them and turn them on during the decision making process. Touch
and feel is important.
In China, everything is displayed behind glass cases. Workers
in the stores are employed by the phone manufacturers. Phone inventory is not carried
by the stores. Instead, the vendors carry the inventory. When a consumer purchases
a phone in China, the phone is shipped to the consumer's home. The Chinese consumer
cannot walk out of the store with a phone in the manner that the consumer can in
Manufacturing Regions for China Phones
China phones are part of China's value added electronics industry. Along with China
Mobile phones, flat screen TV's and personal computers fuel the almost a trillion
dollars (US) industry. There are three major manufacturing regions in China for
Bejing and Tianjin in Northern China
Zhujiang Delta Region in Southern China
Huadong of the Yanzhijiang Delta regions
Together these three regions produce almost the entire mobile phone supply in China.
China Phones Manufacturers
China Phones manufacturers include local companies, multinational companies, Taiwanese
companies and contractual manufacturers.
TCL Corporation has been a manufacturer in consumer electronics, mobile communications
and home appliances since 1981. From TCL's website, "TCL employs more than 50,000
people in over 80 operations, including 18 R&D centers, 20 manufacturing bases, and
more than 40 sales offices around the world". Its China Mobile Phones headquarters
is in Shenzhen Guangdong, China.
Ningbo Bird is a high technology company established in October 1992. It is one
of China's top mobile phone manufacturers with headquarters in Fenghua, Zhejiang
Province. Ningbo Bird Co Ltd, engaged in a joint venture with Sagem Communication,
a leading French high-tech company in 2005 with hopes of quadrupling its mobile phone
output. The majority of Ningbo Bird's mobile phones are exported to overseas.
PandaPhone is a China wireless service and China travel information provider. The
company boasts more than 700,000 customers who are China visitors from North America
and 900,000 from rest of the world. Panda Phone specializes in offering China cell
phone rental, BlackBerry rental, China SIM card and Mobile recharge services. They
especially cater to travelers to China who have communication needs either for business
China Kejian Co., Ltd. is a Shenzhen-based mobile phone maker company that manufactures
and markets Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple
Access (CDMA) cellular phones and related parts. China Kejian Co., Ltd has cooperated
with South Korean Samsung Electronics to build a production base for CDMA mobile
phones and other mobile terminals.
These China phone companies should be in your consideration set if you are interested
in importing China Phones from China.