One topic that is hugely interesting in Thailand, Southeast Asia and other emerging tech markets across Asia is the rise of smartphones. In fact, two predictions I made for 2011 relate to smartphones in Thailand – ‘More competitive, growing smartphone industry’ and ‘ Growth in internet access fueled by mobile’. With these in mind, a couple of Bangkok Post articles written around the current Mobile Expo event are of interest.
First, this overview of devices on show at the expo includes a number of interesting points.
Thailand is responsible for the largest amount of iPhones shipped to any country in Southeast Asia according to True, which became the first Thai telco to offer the Apple device.