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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 20, 2013

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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Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Taiwan's third-largest mobile provider, unveiled a mobile commerce platform powered by technology from Seattle-based Sirqul Inc.  Called FET SoLoMo, the platform will enable developers, merchants, brands and retailers to offer customers mobile ads and digital coupons integrated into mobile apps and tailored to users' real-life habits, including their current physical location.  Read Original Content

Goodix and MStar Semiconductor, two associate companies of MediaTek, jointly took a 50 percent share of the smartphone-use touch controller IC market in China in the first half of 2013, with the ratio likely to climb to 60 percent in the second half, according to industry sources.  Read Original Content

Rumors of an Amazon smartphone have circulated for well over a year now, but a new report says the retail giant will use HTC to help it make its upcoming devices. Three different smartphones are said to be in development, according to The Financial Times article, but one of the HTC-made devices is apparently close to completion.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

In a move which shows Taiwanese device maker HTC is banking on the massive China smartphone market to keep its business afloat amid its dwindling market share in the West, the company unveiled its new handset - a 5.9-inch phablet called the HTC One Max - in Beijing.  Read Original Content

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said it sold 100,000 of its new MI3 smartphones in just one minute and 29 seconds.  Read Original Content
Chinese upstart Xiaomi has taken the Chinese smartphone market by storm. The company was founded just three years ago, but has risen to grab five percent of the growing market. That's a larger share than heavyweight Apple. Xiaomi shipped seven million smartphone units last year and is targeting 20 million this year.  Read Original Content

Alibaba, China’s largest online retailer, has unveiled plans to revolutionize the country’s e-commerce sector. Alibaba intends to invest some $16 billion in logistics and support to the e-commerce field through 2020. The company believes this investment will help open up China to hundreds of millions of new customers, which could eventually translate into higher revenues for online retailers throughout China.  Read Original Content

Three cities in east China's Zhejiang Province have begun selling the country's first fourth-generation mobile phones.  Four smartphone models produced by Samsung, Sony, ZTE and Coolpad are now available for purchase in Hangzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou, according to the local 4G-network operator China Mobile.  Read Original Content

According to Infonetics, North America and Europe are the key centers of M2M service growth, together accounting for 72 percent of the total market. In 2012 China Mobile overtook AT&T in M2M connections leadership, but AT&T remains the revenue leader due to higher ARPC (average revenue per connection).  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.