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Developers, the new rock-stars in the Philippines
Coming on the heels of its successful WebGeek DevCup Hackathon in August, which saw 38 teams take part, Smart DevNet and WebGeek are about to unleash a new hackathon on Dec 1.
We're ready for the App Economy, but are operators?
Recent research conducted by Ericsson ConsumerLab, on the estimated 63% Internet users in Malaysia, shows that smartphone penetration has the potential to rise from 47% to 73% and tablet penetration from 14% to 48%.
Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Corp unveiled its Windows Phone 8 smartphone operating system, and showcased a range of new smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, each with their own differentiated designs, colors and features. Major mobile operators and handset partners across Asia Pacific will start selling Windows Phone 8 in the coming weeks, it said.
Smartphone vendors: Nokia out of the Top 5, RIM in
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 2.4% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012, driven by heavyweights Samsung and Apple as Nokia dropped off the Top 5 list of smartphone vendors and RIM made it in.
Android 'solar charging' app actually steals contact data: Symantec
Symantec said it has discovered an Android app – Android.Sumzand – that claims to convert the smartphone screen into a solar panel that can charge the battery, but actually steals contact data.
SEA mobile phones market grows 24% over last 12mths
In the last 12 month, sales of over 118 million units across the seven key markets in the region—Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines – brought the total worth of the mobile phone sector to more almost US$137 billion, according to the latest results from GfK Asia.
Battle of the mobile tech giants
Mobile platforms are hitting critical mass across smartphones and tablets. In 2011, it is estimated that approximately 480 million smartphones and tablets were shipped as opposed to approximately 380 million desktop and PCs. Frost & Sullivan analysts weighs in on the battle of the mobile tech giants.
PropertyGuru puts a property portal in your pocket
PropertyGuru has launched a free mobile app for iPhones, iPads and Android-based smartphones that offers property search and listing on-the-go. The app also comes with a location-based service so that users need only launch it to get a list of all available property listings within the area.
Mobile phone sales down 2.3% worldwide, smartphone sales up 42.7%
Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end-users was at 419 million units in the second quarter of 2012, a 2.3% decline from the second quarter of 2011, according to Gartner Inc. Smartphone sales accounted for 36.7% of total mobile phone sales and grew 42.7% in the same period.
Poor security awareness amongst Mac, smartphone and tablet users: Survey
A survey of American and European consumers found poor levels of security amongst Macintosh, smartphone and tablet users – in fact, only half of those who own Apple laptops install security software on their MacBooks.
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