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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.
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.
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.
VietNamNet Bridge – Huawei’s selling approach in Vietnam is an indicator of how Chinese smartphone manufacturers will market their products.
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.
Mozilla has shown off a prototype for a $25 (£15) smartphone that is aimed at the developing world.
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.
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.
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.
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.