Baidu has launched client software for mobile phones that combines search and other functions that it offers on the PC internet. With this software, mobile users can access search services much faster than WAP browsers.
The company has also come out with a new mobile software input method, which was developed by Shanghai-based Day Hand Networks, which Baidu acquired earlier.
Last month Baidu signed a partnership with China Unicom to provide wireless search for the carrier’s 3G mobile subscribers.
China View reports that mobile internet users in the country reached 192 million by the end of September this year, an increase of 62.7% percent year on year, and the number of computer-based internet users grew to 360 million during the same period, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.