A new IDC report finds that strong end-user demand and an appetite for lower-priced smartphones will make China the largest market for smartphones this year, overtaking the United States as the global leader in smartphone shipments. According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, China will account for 26.5% of all smartphone shipments in 2012, compared to 17.8% for the United States.
Clariden Global will host a 2-day summit focusing on mobile banking and payments on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Conrad Bali Hotel in Indonsesia. The summit, Mobile Banking & Payments for Emerging Asia Summit 2012 is themed “Unleashing the Potential of Mobile Channels to Penetrate Emerging Markets in Asia.”
The Canadian Wireless Trade Show (CANWTS) will be held at the Direct Energy Centre, September 12 – 13, in Toronto, Ontario. The trade show aims to bring together a talent pool of mobile, tech, and wireless professionals from all over the world. Free attendee registration is available at www.canadianwirelesstradeshow.com.
Truphone, which specializes in cutting roaming costs for travelers, has announced the establishment of a Technology Center here in the United States. The New Jersey center complements Truphone’s United States headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. The technology center is led by Ed Guy, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering, and Chris Celiberti, Vice President of Business Engineering. They and their staff of computer and communications engineers are responsible for developing innovative mobile services for the global business market. Both report to Truphone founder and Chief Technology Officer James Tagg.