Posts Tagged: smartphone



Interested in the Thai mobile market? How well do you know it?

Thailand has 90 million mobile subscriptions among its 66 million people. The smartphone penetration rate is 36 percent, up 17 percent from ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 12:34 pm
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Thai telco Dtac adds 240,000 new users, now has 3.7 million 3G subscribers

Thai telco Dtac has just announced its Q3 financials. It added 240,000 new customers in three months, making the company the second largest ...

  • November 1, 2013
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Microsoft: We account for 15% of Thai smartphone market

President of Microsoft International Jean-Philippe Courtois has claimed that 15 percent of Thai smartphone owners are now using Microsoft ph...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Despite Facebook’s current lead in Southeast Asia, the real question is: how long will it last?

With smartphone usage growing in Southeast Asia, it’s safe to say that people are now growing more dependent on mobile apps. Of all apps,,...

  • September 27, 2013
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Nielsen report: the smartphone adoption gap in Asia Pacific

Last year, a Google representative from the Asia Pacific predicted that mobile devices will slowly overtake PCs in the region. While this h...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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HTC is developing a smartphone OS for China, and it’s probably going to fail

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that HTC is working on a mobile OS that’s targeted directly at the Chinese market. It will...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Smartphone usage among urban Thais doubles in past year, now at 36%

Ericsson (Thailand) has just released some interesting data from Ericsson ConsumerLab regarding smartphone and tablet usage in Southeast A...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Chinese consumers won’t pay high prices for domestic mobile phones (DATA)

The success of low-priced, high-powered smartphones like Xiaomi — and Apple’s recent fall from grace in China — have made ...

  • August 13, 2013
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Huawei Enters Thai Smartphone Market For First Time, Launches Ascend P6 Today

Today, Huawei, the world’s third largest phone manufacturer, launched the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone in Thailand. This is the first time ...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 5:01 pm
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Oppo launches N1 in Thailand as the Chinese phone-maker focuses on Southeast Asia

Oppo launched its newest flagship phone, the Oppo N1, at an event in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. This comes about a month after the Chinese...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Malaysia’s Ninetology now sells smartphones in Indonesia with Agnes Monica boost

While Ninetology’s smartphones look quite fashionable, the biggest appeal for me is how Indonesian celebrity Agnes Monica is not only the ...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 4:58 pm
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Philippine hardware brand launches anti-theft app for its users

In the Philippines, smartphones are one of the more coveted items among pick-pockets. Last year, around 6,600 mobile phones were reported st...

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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A peek at the Philippines’ gray market for phones

Smartphone penetration in the Phillipines is not yet high, but it’s already slowly growing. We’ve previously noted how homegrown s...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Homegrown smartphone brands could beat Apple and Samsung in the Philippines and across Asia

In July, we uncovered the possible reasons why high-end smartphones do not lead in the Southeast Asian market. This fact won’t change any...

  • September 3, 2013
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What Chinese consumers want in a mobile phone, and what worries them about domestic brands

Are you trying to sell a mobile phone to the Chinese market? If you make mobile phones, you probably are, considering that China’s mob...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Details of North Korea’s smartphone revealed: outdated camera raises questions about Kim Jong-un

The Arirang handset, a North Korean-made Android smartphone, got a major boost in global visibility a couple days ago when its factory got a...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 11:43 pm
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Singapore’s Mig33 looks to smartphone era, rebrands as microblogging platform

It’s been a while since we last heard about Mig33, a social network for feature phones based in Singapore. The company is revealing today ...

  • August 6, 2013
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Line Targets Kids With Toy Smartphone (PICS)

Together with Takaratomy, the popular mobile chat application is targeting kids with its upcoming Line toy smartphone.

  • April 29, 2013
  • at 7:51 pm
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