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Vietnamese smartphone market still fastest-growing in SE Asia

Smartphone sales will continue to increase for at least the next five years in Vietnam, according to a survey conducted by the IDC firm. Though sales are slowing, Vietnam remains the fastest-growing smartphone market in South East Asia.

Where is the BPhone manufactured?

BKAV, the manufacturer of BPhone, the first Vietnam-made smartphone which made its debut recently, said BPhones were being made at a factory in Cau Giay District in Hanoi. 

Vietnam’s BPhone uses Chinese positioning technology

VietNamNet Bridge - BPhone, the only high-end smartphone developed by a Vietnamese company, uses Chinese global positioning technology Beidou, Global Positioning System (GPS) from the US and Glonass from Russia.

Is BPhone a product of Vietnam?

 Like Apple’s products, which bear the words “Designed by Apple and assembled in China” on their backs, BPhone shows the words “Designed by BKAV - Made in Vietnam”, which has raised curiosity.

Farmer invents smart fertilizer spraying system operated by smartphones

VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Phu Thanh, a farmer from the southern province of Dong Thap, has created a system regulated via mobile phones which compounds pesticide and sprays chemicals.

BPhone gets a “like” from domestic netizens

VietNamNet Bridge - More and more Vietnamese netizens have shown their support to the made-in-Vietnam smartphone model, BPhone, which is described by the manufacturer as “incredibly wonderful”.

Smartphone boom in Vietnam benefits Chinese brands

VietNamNet Bridge – Huawei’s selling approach in Vietnam is an indicator of how Chinese smartphone manufacturers will market their products.

BKAV-made smartphone gets bad rap even before its release

Though information about BKAV’s smartphone is still secret, the manufacturer has been criticised by hi-tech product fans, who doubt that a Vietnamese anti-virus company can make a good smartphone product.

Smartphone use 'changing our brains'

 Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers.

Local firms to make 144 Samsung components

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced a list of 144 parts, which will be produced by local suppliers in partnership with Samsung Electronics Viet Nam.

Local users scramble to register for iPhone 6

VietNamNet Bridge – Over 7,000 orders for Apple iPhone 6 have been placed on the mobile phone retail website after this retailer announced discounts of 60% or VND1.6 million for customers.

Mozilla plans '$25 smartphone' for emerging markets

 Mozilla has shown off a prototype for a $25 (£15) smartphone that is aimed at the developing world.

Smart phone market gets saturated, phablet on the rise

VietNamNet Bridge – Phablet, or the smart phone with large screens – 5 inches or bigger, which was an unfamiliar concept to Vietnamese in the first half of 2013, has become so popular.

Smartphone usage lags behind computers in VN: study

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thanks to the fast growth of mobile devices, smartphones are being increasingly used to access the internet but laptops and desktops still dominate.

Vietnamese switch en masse to browsing on smart phones

 VietNamNet Bridge – The rate of internet access through smart phones and tablets is on the rise among young Vietnamese, for whom the gadgets have become an indispensable part of daily life.

Smart phone market: who will dominate the low-cost segment?

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mobile phone manufacturers all have noted the growing tendency of people using low cost smart phones worldwide, including in Vietnam, and they have to get adapted to this.

iPhone 5S cannot be cheaper in Vietnam

The biggest private iPhone 5 distributors in Vietnam have affirmed that the current price of iPhone 5 16GB at VND16 million won’t decrease in the time to come, at least until the next generation of iPhone series hits the market.

Making apps: easily done, difficult to sell

The number of Vietnamese apps on Google Play, Appstore and Apple Store has been increasing in accordance with the number of mobile devices in use. Tens of thousands of apps have been made, but only 2 percent of them can bring money.

Mobile operators face the heat

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mobile operators in Viet Nam are in danger of losing millions of dollars each year due to the increasing use of "over the top" phone services through smartphone apps and others, analysts have warned.

Vietnam can make smart phones itself

Qualcomm believes that Vietnam’s conditions are ripe enough to build up a mobile device industry and it’s now the right time for the country to set up a strategy for the industry development.