Mobile Phone Numbers Rise in China, Windows 8 Sales: Tech Biz Recap

The world’s top mobile phone market by the number of subscribers is China which has reported a month-over-month rise of 1.04 percent in October according to postings by three major telecommunications operators there. China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL) gained a net addition of 4.96 million subscribers, marking an increase of 0.71 percent,  China Unicom Limited (NYSE:CHU) came in second with 3.39 million (a 1.48 percent rise), and third was China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE:CHA) with 2.09 million, representing a percentage change of +1.90.

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Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) intro of Windows 8 did not ‘explode’ hardware sales as was expected, according to the SVP of Product Management at the tech seller Newegg, but “slow but steady” improvements have been noticed. The executive does not foresee Windows 8 software sales accelerating until around the second quarter of 2013.

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