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HTC

HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp originally made notebook computers, but entered the smartphone market, and at one point in 2011 it was the largest smartphone seller in the US, holding 24 per cent, compared to Samsung’s 21 per cent and Apple (20 per cent), but its market share has subsequently fallen sharply.

A black smartphone lies beside documents on the table in front of Kim Jong-un. It’s believed to be an HTC. Photo: AFP

Photo of North's Kim Jong-un with smartphone spurs speculation

The photo released by the North's state media showed Kim presiding over a meeting with top national security advisers last week - a meeting believed to have been focused on Pyongyang's threat to conduct an imminent nuclear test.

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