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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 30, 2012

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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Leveraging China Mobile’s business model, MTS India is planning to launch dual technology mobile phones, supporting both CDMA and GSM connections.  Read Original Content

China will soon see the world's first smartphone with a full HD screen resolution with 441 pixels per inch, compared to Apple’s iPhone 5 with 326 pixels per inch.  Read Original Content

LTE traffic will increase rapidly in Hong Kong, according to the CTO of Hong Kong mobile operator CSL who stated, “from now on, all handphones will be released with 4G [and] it will take just one year for 4G to surpass 3G [in Hong Kong].”  Read Original Content

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A dispute over whether a group of islands belong to Japan or China may hold up the release of Apple’s iPhone 5 and iOS 6 in China.  Read Original Content

China Merchants Bank and HTC have teamed up to release a new mobile payment product called CMB wallet.  According to the president of China Merchants Bank, 200 billion yuan in mobile payments are expected to be made in China annually by 2013, up from 48 billion yuan in 2011.  Read Original Content


According to a China Mobile official, the telecom operator is planning to sell up to 30 percent of its customized mobile devices through e-commerce channels over the next three years.  Read Original Content

Hoping to become one of the world’s top five mobile phone vendors, China’s Huawei Technologies is maintaining its goal of shipping 100 million mobile phones in 2012, including 60 million smartphones.  Read Original Content

China’s ZTE plans to sell mobile phones that run on a Web-based operating system developed by Mozilla.  Read Original Content

At the end of 2012, smartphone sales in China are expected to be close to 150 million versus 20 million devices for India.  An analyst at Ascentius Consulting feels phone manufacturers in India are being held back by a legacy of protectionist policies, the absence of a strong domestic supply chain, and inadequate market share.  Read Original Content

China’s Alibaba Group plans to spin off the team developing the Aliyun mobile operating system, under fire from Google for similarities to Android.  Read Original Content

Wireless Intelligence predicts that by the end of 2013 there will be two million LTE connections in Australia, and 57 percent of Australian online shoppers report increasing their level of spending via mobile devices over the last 12 months.  Read Original Content

A brief edition of iResearch’s 2011-2012 China Mobile E-commerce Report is available free of charge.  Read Original Content\

With Chinese customers familiar with the Sony brand, Sony Mobile is predicted to challenge Apple, and has introduced 12 smartphone models in the Chinese market this year.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

According to a recent study from Strategy Analytics, workers in the Asia Pacific region are highly mobile, and the increasing importance of Asia Pacific-headquartered multi-national companies is encouraging higher enterprise mobility investment in the region.  Read Original Content

Research and Markets has an updated report now available:  “Enterprise Mobility Market in India 2012 – Update”.  Read Original Content

Japan’s Hitachi has unveiled a method of digital data storage using slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever.  Read Original Content

Banks and card companies are having a tough time convincing Australians to join the mobile banking wave.  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.