Posts Tagged: smartphone


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FoodKing: Japan’s Dentsu Experiments with Food-Finding iPhone App

Japanese ad giant Dentsu (TYO:4324) has released an iPhone application which aims to help you find nearby food and restaurants a little bit ...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Smartphone Monetization Platform Metaps Drives 10 Million Downloads in 1 Year

Japan-based Metaps recently announced that its smartphone monetization platform has driven 10 million app downloads in the span of one year....

  • August 30, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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China is Fastest Growing iOS and Android Market, Says Flurry

Mobile analytics firm Flurry has released some new numbers that indicate how the global smartphone market is changing, showing which nations...

  • August 28, 2012
  • at 9:10 am
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Smartphone Adoption to Reach 60 percent in South Korea

Korean news agency Yonhap news is reporting that South Korea’s smart phone user base is about to surpass the 30 million mark. The repo...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Tencent’s OCR App Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes, Now More Like Google Goggles

Last September I reviewed a new translation app from China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) that uses OCR technology to read words, via the phone&...

  • August 15, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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How Chinese Smartphone Users Get Apps and Content

The mobile market in China is huge but also a little confusing. Perhaps this solid report prepared by Professor Liu of Beijing University co...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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Japanese Mobile Video Channel, NotTV, Surpasses 100,000 Subscribers

Mmbi Inc.’s NotTV mobile television service has surpassed 100,000 subscribers on July 28, just 119 days after the service began in Apr...

  • July 30, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Samsung Spells Smartphone Success in Q2, But Apple’s iPhone 5 Still Looms

Samsung’s Galaxy has reportedly sold more than 6.5 million units since its launch six weeks back. The flagship handset from Korean man...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Return of the Knockoffs: Shanzhai Manufacturers Switching to Smartphones

The feature phone era was a godsend for the thousands of manufacturers of China’s shanzhai — a slang word for ‘knockoff...

  • July 9, 2012
  • at 8:15 pm
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China to Pass US in Smartphone Shipments; India and Brazil Next In Line

The latest report from research firm IDC yesterday showed that in contrast to its March’s report, China will surpass the United States...

  • August 31, 2012
  • at 3:08 pm
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LG’s Optimus G Unveiled: World’s First LTE Snapdragon Quad-core Smartphone

NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) today announced a number of new mobile devices for the fall, including two 7-inch tablets from Samsung and NEC which w...

  • August 28, 2012
  • at 5:25 pm
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Lenovo’s Smartphone Sales Up 44 Times in China This Year

The world is going mobile, and Lenovo is going with it even as it is also moving closer to being the world’s biggest maker of desktop ...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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Making a Play for Game Developers, Guohe Launches New Mobile Gaming Ad Platform

One of China’s leading mobile advertising companies, Guohe Ads, has a new product out this week that’s aimed squarely at enablin...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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China’s Mobile Phone Exports to US Way Up, Exports to Africa Way Down

China makes an awful lot of mobile phones. Most of those phones are exported and sold elsewhere. So who is China’s biggest mobile cust...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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China’s ZTE Bruises RIM’s Blackberry in the Smartphone Wars

Chinese manufacturer ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063) issued an announcement today pointing at something that we missed in the recent Q2 mobile sh...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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3rdKind Bringing More Foreign Smartphone Apps to Japan’s Mobile Market

Japan’s 3rdKind Inc. has just announced a new partnership with London-based games and apps developer AMA Ltd (Advanced Mobile Applicat...

  • July 20, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Speculative Specs: This Should Be the Next Xiaomi Phone

In the space of just one year, the Chinese startup Xiaomi has gone from being the maker of an Android-based ROM beloved of Android tweakers ...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japan Lags in Smartphone Adoption, But Still Leads Asia in Mobile Internet Usage [REPORT]

Nielsen has some interesting figures about smartphone adoption and usage in Asia in its recent Smartphone Insights Study. Perhaps most inter...

  • June 22, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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