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BlackBerry continues to dominate in Indonesia – but for how long?

BlackBerry continues to dominate in Indonesia – but for how long?

By Mon, Jul 25, 2011 11:30AM UTC 7 Comments BlackBerry continues to dominate in Indonesia – but for how long?

Android is often heralded as the mobile device operating system best placed to find mass popularity in developing regions like Asia thanks to the sheer level of support across the mobile phone industry, which gives the platform a wide range of devices to suit all budgets. While Android has established itself as the most popular...

Nokia abandons Japan market

By Wed, Jul 06, 2011 6:45PM UTC 1 Comment A Nokia staff member shows off the new Nokia N9 phone on the sidelines of CommunicAsia 2011, an international communications and information technology exhibition and conference held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Singapore. Pic:AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Nokia Corp., battered by the popularity of smartphones, is abandoning the Japanese market, after a brief foray with luxury cell phones costing as much as 20 million yen ($250,000). The Finnish handset maker is closing by the end of July its last store selling high-end Vertu cell phones in Ginza. Previously, it...

Rumour: Apple to target Asia with Sept budget iPhone launch

By Tue, Jun 28, 2011 12:00PM UTC 10 Comments Pic:AP

The much-speculated launch of the new generation Apple iPhone may include a ‘budget’ (iPhone 4S) version of its current flagship device alongside a new fifth generation (iPhone 5) smartphone in September, according to a note from Deutsche Bank. The bank’s analyst, Chris Whitmore, believes that the speculated dual model launch is specifically targeted at growing...

Ailing Nokia targets SEAsia comeback

By Tue, Jun 21, 2011 3:00PM UTC 5 Comments Ailing Nokia targets SEAsia comeback

Nokia is focusing its sights on redeveloping its brand in Asia, and other developing markets, as the ailing handset giant continues to maneuver its position in the market under the stewardship of new chief executive, Stephen Elop. An expert at Aramea Asset Management in Hamburg, quoted in Business Standard India, described Nokia as having “really forgot(ten)...

iPhone tops China’s smartphone wishlist

By Fri, Apr 01, 2011 11:30AM UTC 6 Comments A young boy plays with his father's mobile phone in Beijing Feb 12, 2002. Pic: AP.

Apple looks set to see significant growth in China’s mobile market according to the results of a recent survey covered by Fortune blogger Philip Elmer-DeWitt. In his Apple 2.0 blog DeWitt covers the results of this week’s Alphawise/Morgan Stanley survey which sampled 2,029 Chinese mobile phone owners earlier this year. From the post: - 88%...

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