Posts Tagged: smartphone


Oops. Vietnam likely has 22 million smartphone users, not 33 million

It looks like the actual number of smartphone users in Vietnam may be smaller than we thought. It's 22 million, not 33 million.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Part-time model, full-time GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to GrabCar’s stoic drivers

GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to the drivers of GrabCar.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 6:31 pm
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Flipkart launches budget smartphones, beats Google and Mozilla to the punch

Before Google's phone could arrive, Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart has pressed ahead by launching a range of budget smartphones, starting ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 7:55 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
  • at 5:30 pm
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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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Indonesia’s Bolt launched 4G smartphones, targets 500,000 new users

Bolt is the only 4G mobile internet provider in Indonesia. The team adds the addition of 4G compatible smartphones to nab even more users.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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Forget plastic cards. Indian app inLoyal brings retail loyalty programs to your mobile

Android/iOS app inLoyal stores all your loyalty programs in your phone, and lets you benefit from all the deals, discounts, and other reward...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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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
  • at 6:30 pm
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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
  • at 4:30 pm
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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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