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Apple and Samsung, beware. Practically anyone can make a smartphone these days.

 

 

A little over a year ago, 38-year-old entrepreneur Liang Liwan wasn’t making smartphones at all. This year, he expects to build 10 million of them.

Liang’s company, Xunrui Communications, buys smartphone components and then feeds them to several small factories around Shenzhen, in southern China. There, deft-fingered workers assemble the parts into basic smartphones that retail for as little as $65.

Full Story: MIT

Posted at 11:09am.

Apple and Samsung, beware. Practically anyone can make a smartphone these days.
 
 
A little over a year ago, 38-year-old entrepreneur Liang Liwan wasn’t making smartphones at all. This year, he expects to build 10 million of them.
Liang’s company, Xunrui Communications, buys smartphone components and then feeds them to several small factories around Shenzhen, in southern China. There, deft-fingered workers assemble the parts into basic smartphones that retail for as little as $65.

Full Story: MIT
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    love it “basic” smartphones from $65…
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    Interesting…
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