Nokia Conquers China
Susan Fourtané, Freelance Journalist & Writer
When you run a highly competitive international marathon, it is not important to end first. It is more important to never give up, and conquer the final line with a sense of accomplishment, targets met, and vision to the future. This is exactly what Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is quietly doing. Long-awaited good news reached Nokia when the Finnish manufacturer was proclaimed the second strongest mobile phone brand in China. Samsung took the first place, whereas Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), beaten by Nokia, was left in the third position. There is only a little difference in points between Samsung and Nokia, though, having both companies obtained 542 vs. 530 points respectively. Apple, however, ended with 411 points. The three electronics giant manufacturers are listed on the latest China Brand Power Index for 2013, which is funded by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and released by the China Brand Research Center.