May 20, 2010 (China Knowledge) - Hanwang Technology Co Ltd<002362
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In the first quarter, China's total e-book reader sales volume was 249,100 units, and 66.04% of them were sold by the Shenzhen-listed firm
, sources reported.
Hanwang Technology, which aims to sell between 1.5 million and 2 million e-book readers this year, said that its operating revenue was RMB 317 million in the first quarter, up 352% year on year, and that its net profit skyrocketed 349% year on year to RMB 41.87 million.
The firm's net profit for the first half of 2010 will surge by an estimated 320% to 370% year on year.
Hanwang Technology has cooperated with international firms such as Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Lenovo and TCL.