BANGLAORE, India China’s largest mobile handset manufacturer, Bird, is considering setting up a handset manufacturing plant in India but will decide after talks with supplier and software developers back in China.
India is rapidly becoming a manufacturing hub
for wireless handsets, with companies such as Nokia, LG, and Samsung either already building plants in the country or considering doing so.
"We are evaluating the possibility of setting up a manufacturing base here," said Kin Pong Wong, director, Bird International Ltd., according to a report from New Delhi on Friday (September 30) by the Press Trust of India
Bird is also talking to CDMA and GSM-based service providers here to bundle its handsets and hopes to get a five percent market share in both technology segments, the report added.
In an unrelated move, Bird has decided to locate its software development hub in India and is talking to Indian software firms. Bird has already set up a subsidiary Indian firm, Ningbo Bird Sales Company Ltd., in Noida near New Delhi.