Handset Ecosystem

There are large companies like Nokia, LG and Samsung who have end-to-end capabilities. Apart from them, the smaller players depend on the ecosystem to compete with the big players.

The mobile handset ecosystem consists of :
  • The brand owners, who market the mobile phones under the own brand name. Like Asus, HTC
  • The contract manufactures, mostly based out of China/Tiwan. Like Flextronics
  • The design houses, who provide ready to manufacture mobile handset designs and also customization service. Like MediaTek and Infineon.
  • Chipset manufactures , they provide the mobile chipsets along with reference designs. Like Freescale and TI.  
  • The OS (operating System) vendors. Like Windows CE (Microsoft), Symbian (Nokia), Android (Google). 
The alphabetic list of Handset brands being marketed in India, as of December 2009,  are:

Asus

Benq

Bird

Blackberry

byondtech.com

Essar Group's MobileStore

Fly

HP, iPAQ

HTC

i-mate

Intex Technologies (India) Ltd.

LG

Micromax Informatics Ltd

Motorola

Nokia

O2

Olive.me

PalmOne

Sagem

Samsung

Siemens

SonyEricsson

Spice

Trium, Mitsubishi

VIDEOCON Ltd.

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