GfK says that smartphone penetration in Malaysia has already reached a high of 88%, while Nielsen estimates it at 27%. Disparate figures, but both agree that we Malaysians love our smartphones.
Smartphones are poised to surpass the overall global market for mobile phones, according to research firm Ovum, with Android set to rule the roost.
The rising popularity of Media Prima Berhad’s online video property, www.tonton.com.my, is validating the company’s decision to go in with both feet into the digital space and not with a gradual approach where investment is justified by market traction. Furthermore, its entry into the mobile space is bearing fruit -- today, out of the 400,000 daily weekday page views, 100,000 originate from mobile devices.
The old computing paradigm -- where employees are based in a fixed premise, are issued devices connected over a wired network and utilize premise-based applications built over monolithic architectures -- is passing away.
Belkin has unveiled a new brand identity and rolled out an extended range of smartphone and tablet accessories, as well as home entertainment and automation solutions.
* Customized products for enterprises* Already working closely with SMEs MAXIS Berhad (Maxis) has launched its Business Mobility Solutions developed in partnership with nine Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).
LOCAL start-up DMD Mobile Sdn Bhd launched in February a full-featured smartphone built on Google’s Android platform, targeted at pre-paid users and costing RM500 or less. The DMD Android Smartphone Communicator, also called the M3 Communicator, comes with a built-in Near Field Communications chip that would allow it to act as a contactless smartcard and electronic wallet, amongst other applications.