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Molly Wood: In chase of Apple, smartphone makers shift strategies

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona saw phone makers try something different to compete with the iPhone. But that might not be enough

Molly Wood 

Molly Wood Big phones, small phones, cheap phones, expensive phones, curved phones - and all of them hoping to take a chunk out of the iPhone. Many of the world's top smartphone makers used the huge industry trade show held in Barcelona this week, Mobile World Congress, to entice buyers around the globe. But despite the conspicuous absence of Apple, its iPhone was the clear target of those announcements. And the iPhone seems unstoppable. A little over a month ago, in what is becoming a familiar pattern, Apple reported record iPhone sales, including an 83 per cent increase in sales in China ...

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First Published: Thu, March 05 2015. 21:44 IST