Smartphones

BlackBerry goes private, but what next?
The acquisition of BlackBerry Ltd may have temporarily lifted the gloom from the once-loved phone maker, but analysts and industry watchers still do not believe that the move would resolve the more deep-seated structural business problems faced by the company.
2013 is the year of IM: Ericsson ConsumerLab
Malaysian usage of instant messaging (IM) apps via smartphones has almost doubled in the last 12 months, according to a recently concluded analysis by Ericsson ConsumerLab of South-East Asia and Oceania.
Lenovo unveils broad range of smartphones
Lenovo pulled the wraps off its latest smartphones, with new models ranging from entry-level to top-end performance devices.
Bolder HTC seeks change in fortune with the One
It wasn’t a great 2012 for Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, and with a bumpy start to the first quarter of 2013 and continuing supply chain woes, can a fresh flagship product and new marketing strategy turn things around?
Malaysian enterprises turn to mobility for diverse reasons
Malaysian enterprises are leaning slightly more towards embracing mobility in the workplace but the motivations for doing are as divergent as night from day, according to a new study by Symantec.
Week in Review: The rise of digital-only publications
Malaysian companies have launched digital-only mags with a regional target -- this and other developments make a good case for Malaysia to become the Asian heart for digital media, argues Karamjit Singh.
Nokia’s struggle an ominous sign for Pikom?
Pikom has to find the next big consumer wave to replace its ebbing PC Fair. Can it succeed?
Rakuten enters Malaysian e-commerce market in a unique way
Malaysia proved to be a unique challenge to Japan’s Rakuten, but was an attractive enough market for the globally successful e-commerce superstar to take risks it has never taken done before in any other country.
HTC faces tough quarter ahead as sales slow regionally
HTC Corp faces an uphill battle in its handset sales going into its third quarter, noting that sales for its devices in all regions except China are expected to decline. The Taiwanese handset giant forecasted as much as a 23% fall in its overall revenue, according to a report from Reuters.
App stores gaining ground in emerging markets: Ovum
App stores are gaining ground in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa as smartphone penetration increases and users seek a richer experience on their mobile devices, says analyst firm Ovum.
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