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  • adjective Alternative form of dual SIM.


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  • So-called dual-SIM phones are crucial for emerging markets such as India, where Nokia has lost market share to unbranded Chinese handset makers.

    Nokia's Investors Brace for Soft Second-Half View Christopher Lawton 2011

  • "Our channel checks suggest that Nokia's sales of dual-SIM handsets have been strong and could reach 25 million units in the third quarter," Société Générale said in a note to investors, raising its recommendation on Nokia's stock to buy from hold with a €6.0 price target.

    Nokia Dropped From Key Index Arild Moen 2011

  • Motorola Mobility has gone to great lengths to boost its China presence, including the production of several handsets designed only for Chinese users, with handwriting input and dual-SIM card capabilities, the small chips allowing access to mobile networks.

    Google Deal Shakes Up Asia's Mobile Landscape Loretta Chao 2011

  • HTC also said it would release five products in the Chinese market in November and December, including its Sensation XE and Evo 3D, and a separate phone that features dual-SIM card capability.

    HTC, Renren Join Forces on China Handset Paul Mozur 2011

  • The company's American depositary shares jumped over 8%, as results highlighted an increase in shipments of its cheaper feature phones owing to strong sales of dual-SIM handsets, which allow users to have multiple phone numbers.

    Low End Mutes Nokia Loss Christopher Lawton 2011

  • In recent months, Nokia has launched a number of dual-SIM phones—popular in emerging markets where families may share a mobile—that have helped boost sales and market share in countries like India.

    Cheap Phones Set Weak Tone for Nokia Hester Plumridge 2011

  • Mary McDowell , executive vice president for mobile phones, said in a separate briefing the company has been losing share in markets such as India and Southeast Asia due to competition in dual-SIM phones.

    Nokia Shows Off New Phones Christopher Lawton 2011

  • Their launch of dual-SIM devices seems to have been the key.

    Low End Mutes Nokia Loss Christopher Lawton 2011

  • Mohindroo of the COAI says around 25% of all GSM mobile phones offer a dual-SIM today, "but Nokia hasn't yet launched one."

    Rural Calling: Can Nokia Sustain Its First-mover Advantage? 2010

  • Bharti Airtel and other incumbent networks have locked up the market's high end, leaving Uninor and other new players to chase low-revenue subscribers, who use dual-SIM phones and switch cards by the month to take advantage of promotions.

    Asian Telecom Rumble 2010


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