Daily Archives: April 22, 2009

SMART Communications, Inc. Announces Plans to Launch the World’s First “Clickable” Touch-Screen Smartphone

Smart Communications, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM), recently announced plans to launch the BlackBerry(r) Storm(tm), the world’s first “clickable” touch-screen smartphone, in the Philippines.

Nerisse Ramos, First Vice President and Head, Corporate Business Group (CBG) said, “SMART’s dedication to innovation through emerging technologies is evident with our launch of the BlackBerry Storm. This is also made very clear through our aggressive deployment and expansion of our HSPA network across the country, making the BlackBerry Storm a perfect tool for both business and personal use running on SMART’s HSPA network gives BlackBerry Storm smartphone customers a fast and powerful experience .”

Kat Luna-Abelarde, Vice President and Head, Small and Medium Enterprise Group (SMEG) added: “The BlackBerry platform has been widely deployed by corporate customers in country. We also see a growing demand for BlackBerry smartphones among small businesses and individual customers. SMART has developed a series of applications, such as sales force automation, customer relationship management and credit investigation, which have made it easier for businesses of all sizes to manage their day-to-day operations via BlackBerry smartphones.”

Adele Beachley, Regional Director, RIM Asia Pacific commented, “The BlackBerry Storm smartphone, with its innovative SurePress touch-screen, offers a unique user experience. Its chic design and rich communications and multimedia features combine to offer an excellent choice to customers who are looking for a powerful, fun and fashionable smartphone. We are very pleased to launch the BlackBerry Storm in the Philippines with Smart Communications.”
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Posted by on April 22, 2009 in Smart Communications


Canon simplifies business with eMaintenance

Owners of Canon copiers are now spared from the hassles of scheduling copier check-ups and maintenance. Canon has introduced the eMaintenance service to keep photocopiers as good as new.

eMaintenance is a business solution which enables clients to have their copiers remotely monitored by the Canon head office. With this service, Canon can easily identify client needs and reduce risks of machine failure.

The new system uses Canon’s e-Proactive Service that allows the maintenance office to know the nature of the copier’s problem. This provides clients the right service at the right time. Minor repairs and preventive maintenance can be done off-site because the copiers are connected to Canon’s main system.

Further, eMaintenance’s unique monitoring system can check on any abnormality in the number of paper jams that occurred in a given period. Through eMaintenance’s eMetering component, meter reading is more accurate so there won’t be any need for manual intervention.

The new monitoring system can also track the condition of the toner installed in the copiers. So when toners reach a minimum level, a Canon service crew will ensure that toner replenishment is ready even before the supply runs out—no need to call to place orders.

Users of Canon copiers can avail all the benefits of the eMaintenance features for as low as Php420 per month on a five-year contract. An affordable rate for one-year and three-year packages are also available.

In line with the launch of its eMaintenance service, Canon is giving away Php1,000 worth of The Spa gift certificates for every purchase of Canon’s eMaintenance package.

“Aside from maintaining the good health of our copiers, we also want our clients to feel great through a wellness treat at The Spa,” said Marilou Remoquillo, Canon’s assistant manager for service marketing.

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Posted by on April 22, 2009 in Canon