Oct 20

It turns out that the iPhone is not that big in every country as most people think. The iPhone market share in India was only 1.2 percent of all handset sales during the second quarter of this year, half the level a year earlier. Of course the reason for this low market share is the low averageĀ  income of the 1.24 billion people living in India.

Meanwhile, cheap Android handsets have taken India by storm and now enjoy a commanding 50+ percent market share. Today The New York Times wrote about a sub-$50 Android tablet specifically made for students in India, called Ubislate 7Ci, made by London-based Datawind. » A $40 Android Tablet Wants To Conquer Schools In India