Sunday, June 09, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 9, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

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Mobile spending in China is predicted to grow to $15.7 billion in 2013, with $4.29 billion recorded in the first quarter alone.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics Optimus smartphones will be distributed in Malaysia by South Korean electronics firm Brightstar.  Read Original Content

Market research indicates India will have approximately 130 million smartphone equipped workers by the end of 2015.  Currently, small to medium businesses capture 65 percent of the overall market.  Read Original Content

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An Intel report reveals the Philippines is the fastest-growing smartphone market in Southeast Asia, and statistics from Mobile Monday show the country is the twelfth largest mobile market in the world.  Read Original Content

An example of how China exerts vast control over content transmitted on the Internet was found when a student in Taiwan discovered the “Line” messaging application warns and stops users in China from sending certain politically sensitive keywords.  Read Original Content
An Indian woman and her partner won the MIT entrepreneurship competition with their touch-free mobile technology.  “3dim” provides real-time, millimeter-accurate 3D gesture sensing by utilizing patented signal processing methods.  Read Original Content

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, mobile Internet, the cloud, the Internet of Things and automation of knowledge work will “drive India in the coming years”.  Read Original Content

Telecom operator Taiwan Mobile has launched a new mobile shopping service enabling consumers to make transactions on their phones and pick up their goods at more than 300 outlets operated by the phone company throughout the country.  Read Original Content

Stating “"we want to work with passionate entrepreneurs who use mobile technology to help people live and work better”, startup accelerator Tandem Capital is launching operations in India.  Read Original Content

Singapore telecom M1 Limited and Huawei have formed a partnership to further expand and upgrade M1’s existing 3G network.  Read Original Content

Rakuten’s Indonesian e-commerce site, Rakuten Belanja Online, announced its cross border e-commerce platform.  The global cross-border platform will enable merchants in Indonesia to trade in different Rakuten marketplaces.  The platform has already been launched in Malaysia.  Read Original Content

The Millennial Media Q1 Mobile Mix Report reveals Apple was the leading manufacturer in Singapore during the first quarter of 2013, followed by Samsung in second place.  Read Original Content

Mobile device management and enterprise mobility management firm BoxTone announced the opening of BoxTone Japan KK to serve customers throughout Japan and the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

Gen-i and SAP are teaming up to deliver Mobility-as-a-Service solutions to New Zealand businesses and government, creating the first strategic mobile management partnership for SAP in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

With around 113 million users out of 650 million mobile users in India already having video-enabled smartphones, Indian public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is offering free mobile television services.  Read Original Content

Lenovo has launched new smartphones in Malaysia ranging from entry level to flagship models.  This is the first time customers can purchase Lenovo smartphones in the country.  Read Original Content

Israeli IT firm Matrix has opened a new development center in Changzhou, China, specializing in the development of mobile apps.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.