But there are some aspects of the nation’s mobile phone market that would still baffle UK consumers. For evidence, look no further than this cigarette packet-themed handset - first picked up by China Smack - that is coughing and spluttering its way through the blogosphere today.
Of course, strong anti-smoking feeling in the UK makes it unlikely that the fag packet handset will ever appear here. But in China, where the public’s perception of the demon weed is more positive and almost 60 per cent of the male population describe themselves as heavy smokers, we wouldn't be surprised if it enjoyed the kind of sales usually reserved for an iPhone.
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