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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of July 7, 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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Chinese consumers are more likely to purchase products via their mobile phone than the global average, with shoppers in lower tier cities and younger age groups at the forefront of this trend, according to a new Draftfcb China report.  Read Original Content

The world’s top smartphone vendor by sales volume is also the top vendor in China, the biggest smartphone market on the planet. Recently published data from market research firm IDC suggests that Samsung accounted for 19 percent of all smartphones shipped in China during the first quarter this year.  Read Original Content

Fujitsu is hoping to change its rather lacklustre reputation with the ‘ARROWS A SoftBank 202F’ in Japan.  The device sports a 5-inch, 1080p display and a hefty 3,000 mAh battery, the latter of which is a huge improvement on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Revenue for the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry in China has been increasing at an average annual rate of 48.8 percent in the past five years, says IBISWorld. In 2013, revenue is expected to reach $55.2 billion, mainly driven by increased exports and growing domestic demand for second and third-generation smart phones.  Read Original Content

The number of BYOD smartphones entering enterprises through the outlay of employees aiming to boost their own productivity was more than double the volume purchased as corporate assets by enterprises in Q1 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.  North America's BYOD volume increased 18 percent year-over-year in Q1 compared to a whopping 77 percent increase in Asia Pacific.  Read Original Content
Aris Hsu, a researcher at the Taipei-based Topology Research Institute, forecast during a seminar on mobile broadband that global LTE user numbers will reach 122.08 million in 2013, up 86 percent from 65.78 million last year. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to remain the second largest LTE market with a 42 percent share.  Read Original Content

Asian chip makers are set to cash in on a major realignment in the volatile industry that is tilting the balance of power their way at the expense of gadget makers like Apple, after years of cautious investment kept supply in check.  Read Original Content

Microsoft Research Asia has been working on creating software called MoodScope that notes how an individual uses his or her phone, and then uses that information to guess that user's mood. Initial testing of the device has shown it to be 66 percent accurate; when tailored to an individual user, the team reports that the accuracy rate jumped to 93 percent.  Read Original Content

Thailand’s Northeastern region, which Lonely Planet calls a “forgotten backyard”, has seen the strongest growth in smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the rest of the nation, reports research company GfK.  Read Original Content

Asian markets have mostly climbed after the European Central Bank said it would keep interest rates at record lows for "as long as necessary".  The euro remained under pressure in Asia after suffering losses in the wake of the ECB announcement, while the dollar extended its gains against the yen after climbing back above 100 yen.  Read Original Content

Taiwan smartphone manufacturer HTC said net profit in April-June dived 83 percent year-on-year, although it was a slight improvement from the record low seen in the previous three months.  Read Original Content

Prices of high-end smartphones in Taiwan last year were the third highest anywhere in the world, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

China is expected to replace the USA as the largest smartphone market in 2013, according to a new report from ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Sales of HTC’s new flagship phone helped the struggling smartphone maker’s revenues rise more than 60 percent from the previous quarter, though its profits still lagged behind expectations.  Read Original Content

Bango, the mobile web payments and analytics technology business in the Cambridge UK cluster, has clinched a landmark deal in Indonesia for Microsoft.  It is Bango’s first integration with Microsoft and marks the start of a major push into emerging global markets.  Read Original Content

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