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Smartphone sales slowing

After years of ever-brisker sales, the smartphone market may be plateauing. Cambodians spent more than $300 million on smartphones last year, a 38 per cent increase from 2012’s figure of about $220 million, according to data from Singapore-based research firm GfK. Some 907,000 smartphones were sold in ...

May Kunmakara and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smartphone-sales-slowing

New Tuol Kok Mall to Add to District’s Growth

A new open-air mall sporting high-end luxury shops and restaurants in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district is the latest expansion of the suburban neighborhood, though widespread commercialization of the area could still take years, property executives said Monday. The mall, called TK Avenue, opened Friday at ...

Joshua Wilwohl and Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/new-tuol-kok-mall-to-add-to-districts-growth-49777/

‘Thinnest’ smartphone is set for debut in Cambodia

Two days after Huawei introduced the world’s thinnest smartphone in London and Singapore, the Cambodian representative office of the China-based company announced that the sleek device would be sold in the Kingdom in July. While the Chinese telecom giant hopes to increase its market share of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466435/Business/thinnest-smartphone-is-set-for-debut-in-cambodia.html

Samsung pushes for 30 stores in Kingdom

Samsung plans to more than quadruple its number of stores – currently seven – in the Kingdom, aiming to have 30 branches by the end of this year. The move will extend its lead as the electronic brand with the most stores here, and comes as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865864/Business/samsung-pushes-for-30-stores-in-kingdom.html

KTH mall to be officially inaugurated

The KTH Premium Power Mall, opposite the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh, will be officially inaugurated on March 1 by K Thong Huot Telecom Co (KTH). The 1,200-square-metre mall will focus on international brands of electronic products. A mall representative told the Post the business would cater ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661601/Business/kth-mall-to-be-officially-inaugurated.html

Middle class boosts local Samsung sales

Cambodia’s encouraging economic climate had paved the way for the K-four Electronic company to launch Samsung’s latest refrigerator in this country, company representatives said. Kith Bunnarong, of K-four Electronic, said the comp-any’s sales in this country had increased since 2010, when it began working with Thai   ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022661596/Business/middle-class-boosts-local-samsung-sales.html

Electronics market in Cambodia booms

The burgeoning demand for high-end electronic devices in Cambodia, driven by a more affluent and growing middle class, has doubled or even tripled sales revenues in the country, industry leaders say. “The market demand is shifting to the premium segment – from normal phones to smart ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460963/Business/electronics-market-in-cambodia-booms.html

iPhone struggles for a place in Cambodian market

It will not be enough for Apple to simply offer a cheaper iPhone for the company to gain share in the competitive Cambodian smartphone market, according to industry insiders. They say Apple’s operating system, iOS, may also restrict their potential growth. Bloomberg last week reported that Apple ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560781/Business/iphone-struggles-for-a-place-in-cambodian-market.html

Fixed-line internet providers see growth

Despite the spread of web-enabled smartphones and tablets in Cambodia, internet service providers expected the number of fixed-line applications to grow, two industry insiders said yesterday. “With the advent of tablets and faster smartphones, it’s inevitable that people will use their devices more and more for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010760646/Business/fixed-line-internet-providers-see-growth.html

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