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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 23, 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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Reeling from continued losses, phone manufacturing firm HTC of Taiwan is looking to expand its range of less expensive products.  The company is attempting to reverse a two-year slump in sales, which is matched by an 80 percent drop in its share price.  Read Original Content

Following a long string of complaints from Chinese mobile phone vendors that it owns too high a market share in the country’s smartphone chip market, U.S. based Qualcomm Inc. is under an anti-monopoly investigation from China’s National Development and Reform Commission.  Read Original Content

According to reports, China’s Huawei Technologies will unveil its new smartwatch plus a new smartphone and two new tablets at the Mobile World Congress in Spain later this month.  Read Original Content

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Cisco predicts that mobile data traffic in New Zealand will grow four times as fast as fixed IP traffic, accounting for 12 percent of fixed and mobile data traffic by 2018, up from three percent in 2013.  Read Original Content

As more retailers in India begin focusing on mobile commerce, the e-commerce market in the country is predicted to reach $70 billion by 2020.  India’s e-commerce business grew by 80 percent in 2013.  Read Original Content

Thailand-based e-commerce services provider aCommerce has completed a study into mobile buying behavior in Southeast Asia.  Key findings include:  Most mobile purchases came from Apple devices at 70 percent of purchases; and the most views on smartphones came from Samsung models at 46 percent of views.  Read Original Content

Panasonic India recently entered the feature phone market, launching two new mobile phones designed “to deliver an affordable mobile experience to its consumers”.  Read Original Content

Seeking to capitalize on growing mobile payments, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has created a payment company.  Read Original Content

Best Development Company, or BDC, announced the ranking of the top ten enterprise mobility app development companies in India for January 2014.  Read Original Content

By the end of 2013, Tibet had 2.65 million registered mobile phone users, nearly 89 percent of the total population of the region.  Read Original Content

A new study into the mobile habits of Australian small businesses from Intuit reveals that small businesses are saving as much as nine weeks a year in time savings and an average eight percent increase in revenue using mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Officers with the South Australian police force will soon be equipped with mobile fingerprint scanners, enabling them to use public 3G and 4G mobile networks to access a reference database.  The scanners consist of a small fingerprint capture unit connected via Bluetooth to an Android smartphone.  Read Original Content

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