Wiko Entering US Phone Market
French phone maker Wiko is entering the US market this month. A statement on their new US web site states that they are "partnering with one of the leading mobile carriers to offer a smartphone ... created to simplify your life at an affordable price." The company already sells its phones in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Representatives have confirmed to Phone Scoop that they have plans to open US offices in Plano and Atlanta.
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