Oct 22, 2019

Huawei's global brand chief on cultural challenges at the Chinese tech giant

Andrew Garrihy spoke about 'how to reinvent an Eastern brand for the West', but said Huawei's culture was just as much of a learning curve for him.

Dec 5, 2014

How kids in Southeast Asia use devices

More than 40 per cent of kids in Southeast Asia are most likely to use a smartphone or tablet for more than an hour when their parents let them, according to a new study. Samsung Kidstime and surveyed 2,714 parents from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand about kids' usage of mobile devices and apps. Collectively the respondents have at least 3,917 children aged between 3 and 8 years. The full report is available at

Aug 21, 2013

Smartphones overtake feature phones, Asian brands dominate: Gartner

GLOBAL - The introduction of affordable smartphones has started to turn the tide with worldwide smartphone sales accounting for nearly 52 per cent of mobile phones sold in the second quarter of this year, the first time smartphones have outsold feature phones, says a report by Gartner.

May 15, 2013

Mobile-phone sales slowing, but not in Asia-Pacific: Gartner

ASIA-PACIFIC - The world's appetite for mobile phones slowed in the first quarter of 2013, but consumers in Asia-Pacific are no less voracious and now account for more than half of all worldwide sales, according to the latest report from Gartner.

Dec 19, 2011

Mobile market in India driven by dual-SIM handsets: IDC

BANGALORE - A little customer insight goes a long way. When mobile phone manufacturers realised that Indians used two or more mobile subscriptions and were modifying their phones to accept more than one SIM-card, they started producing handsets with the capability already built in, according to a new study by consultancy IDC.