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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 2, 2014

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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Hewlett-Packard launched two Android tablet devices in India on January 15.  The Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab were both designed in Asia, offer voice-calling capability and are powered by quad-core processors.  Read Original Content

The second annual China Information Technology Expo, the largest IT and consumer electronics show in Asia, will be held April 10-12, 2014 in Shenzhen, China.  The event is organized jointly by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Shenzhen Municipal Government of P.R. China.  Read Original Content

Blaming slow smartphone market growth in Japan, NTT DoCoMo has decided to indefinitely hold off plans to launch smartphones based on the Tizen operating system.  Read Original Content

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Malaysian telecom U Mobile’s plans for 2014 include new prepaid and postpaid plans, as well as new service offerings which enable customers to share their calls and internet with up to three mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Just three years after being introduced, Chinese social messaging app Weixin has close to 300 million users, giving the app a dominant position in what is now the world’s biggest smartphone market.  Read Original Content
Mobile systems integrator and mobility service provider XSAT India recently became a member of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance, joining existing Asia Pacific region members MSC Mobility of Australia and NationSky of China, as well as other members around the world.  Read Original Content

According to a new study by research firm Gartner, the growth of mobile advertising spending in the Asia Pacific region will slow down between 2012 and 2017, averaging 30 percent a year.  Looking forward, the firm expects the high-growth economies of China and India to contribute increasingly to mobile advertising growth as their expanding middle classes present attractive markets for global and local brands.  Read Original Content

South Korea has announced a $1.7 billion plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service within six years.  The government hopes to implement the plan with investment and co-operation from operators such as SK Telecom and Korea Telecom as well as handset makers such as Samsung and LG.  Read Original Content

Intended to provide serious competition to iOS and Android, a new mobile phone operating system has recently been unveiled in China.  According to the Chinese government, the China Operating System will run on smartphones, tablets, and set-top boxes.  Read Original Content

A new report from the China Internet Network Information Center reveals the number of users accessing the Internet in China grew by 53 million in 2013, reaching 618 million by the end of the year.  The report claims as many as 500 million of these users are accessing the Internet via a smartphone or tablet device.  Read Original Content

JMango CEO Ilan Oosting offers his “10 Mobile Payment Predictions for Asia in 2014”, in this article featured in Mobile Payments Today.  Read Original Content

The Global Mobile Internet Conference, Asia’s largest mobile conference, will be held May 5-6 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.  The conference theme is “Mobilizing the Next Five Billion”, and is expected to draw 10,000 attendees from over 30 countries.  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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.