Asia gets Smartphone Show

David Murphy

Informa Telecoms & Media has released details of Smartphones Asia 2007, to be held at the Meritus Mandarin in Singapore on 18-19 April 2007. The event brings together the entire Smartphones value chain, including operators, content providers and handset vendors from across Asia providing unrivalled networking opportunities with those at the forefront of the industry.
In 2006, 40% of all Smartphones were shipped to the Asia Pacific reason, with sales fulled by the ever-increasing demand for mobile data in the region. Informa is predicting over 1.1 billion users in the Asia Pacific region by 2011, representing over 50% of the total market.
Delegates will learn how to define a profitable investment plan and implementation strategy to take advantage of the rapidly expanding Smartphones market in Asia; how to deploy innovative Smartphone solutions to push information and branded services to segmented groups of customers; and how to optimise operational costs and increase efficiency with advanced Operating Systems, including Symbian, Microsoft and open-source Linux); Application Development Platforms, including Java, BREW, Adobe Flash Lite and i-mode; and User Interfaces.
Speakers include Charles Henshaw, CEO of China Mobile Peoples Company in Hong Kong; John Forsyth, Vice President, Strategy, Symbian in the UK; Larry Higdon, Head of Mobile and Broadband, Yahoo! Southeast Asia; and Jason Lim, Regional Director Asia Pacific and Japan, Mobile & Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft, Malaysia.
There is also a pre-conference workshop, Developing with Symbian OS on the 17 April, and a post-conference seminar, Smartphones in the Enterprise on 20 April.
The event costs S$4,041 (1,325) for the conference, S$5,490 for the conference and workshop or seminar, S$6,460 for the conference, workshop and seminar, or S$2,094 for the Symbian workshop only. There is a 5% discount for all bookings made before 20 February.
Theres more information on the event here.