Girl using mobile phone in Wangfujing, Beijing
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Smart moves for smartphones in Asia

With growing populations and with expanding middle classes, Asian countries are the ideal places to sell the latest smartphones.

In Singapore, for example, a third of the city state's population now use their phones to do business, and according to a mobile-solutions provider owned by the software giant SAP, that is expected to increase ten-fold in the next few years.

The BBC's Rico Hizon spoke to John Sims, president of Sybase 365, and asked him what challenges the industry faces in Asia's other emerging markets.