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By Barry Eitel on Mar 03, 2015

As the world excitedly waits for Apple’s big event next Monday, expecting it will most likely get us all cozier with the Apple Watch, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is positioning itself as Cupertino’s competition in the young market. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress Tuesday in Barcelona, Huawei’s chief executive told a crowd that wearables are the future—and that the days of the smartphone are numbered. “Most Chinese smartphone vendors will disappear in the next three to five years, and we’ll be the leading ones,” Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu said at the conference. “In the future, our main competition will be from Western companies, not Chinese companies.” At MWC, Huawei introduced new smartwatches and discussed plans to infiltrate the American market with both its wearables and

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