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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 27, 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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According to findings from consumer and market research firm GfK, consumers in Hong Kong have spent over $4.2 billion on nearly 8.4 units of smartphones and smartphone accessories in the past 12 months.  Read Original Content

Mobile technology provider Engage Mobility recently announced it has completed development and delivery of the Chinese version of its Mobile Engagement System to its partners in China. The mobile platform was developed for Apple iOS and Android systems.  Read Original Content

The Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) has developed a mobile app for those wanting to learn all about Japan.  Japan Town is now available for Apple iOS and will soon be developed for Android devices.  Read Original Content

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Sales of the smartwatch in Singapore are booming, with a total of 1400 of the devices sold in the country in January and February, and six brands of smartwatches currently available.  Read Original Content

Microsoft's Office 365 Personal, designed for smaller households and users with single PC and tablet devices, is now available in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

Targeting local businesses and government agencies, enterprise mobility vendor Vidyo has teamed up with FPT Telecom to launch its video conferencing services in Vietnam.  Read Original Content

According to a recent Analysys Mason report, “Developed Asia–Pacific Telecoms Market: Trends and Forecasts 2013–2018”, the developed Asia Pacific region will have over 313 million mobile connections in 2018.  The report predicts smartphone penetration will reach 85 percent by 2018.  Read Original Content

India’s third largest smartphone maker, Karbonn, wants to increase its smartphone market share, currently at 10 percent.  Executive director Shashin Devsare discusses the company’s future plans in this article featured in The Indian Express.  Read Original Content

Chinese Internet search provider, Baidu, has launched a mobile payment and wealth management platform.  Read Original Content

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals that Asia was home to more than half the world’s mobile phone subscriptions in 2013.  Read Original Content

According to the recently released Business Insider report, “The Future of Mobile”, the biggest smartphone industry opportunities are now in China and India.  Read Original Content

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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.

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