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Canon PIXMA tops market in first half 2011

Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) said its PIXMA inkjet dominated the inkjet printer category with a 35% overall market share from January to June 2011.

According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Canon PIXMA led the single function printer category with a 43% market share, and got 28% share in the multifunction inkjet printer segment, making PIXMA the country’s number one printer brand for the first half of 2011.
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Canon, Technology

 

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New Smart-Opera Mini arrives

It’s time to upgrade your mobile browser. Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the leading wireless services provider in the Philippines, and Opera Software, the developer of the world’s most popular mobile web browser, recently renewed an agreement to bring the best Internet experience to Smart subscribers with a customized Opera Mini browser.

Ranging from basic feature phones to high-end smartphones and tablets, more than 3,000 mobile device models in the Philippines will benefit from this upgrade.
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Globe Telecom’s Cloud Services attain VMware vCloud Powered Status in the Philippines

Globe Telecom announced that its cloud computing services have achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating Globe Telecom’s cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology based on VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director.

A member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), Globe Telecom’s VMware vCloud Powered service delivers a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications and offering distinctive application mobility uniquely available from VMware.
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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HP boosts PSP’s edge in Large-Format printing with New Digital Printing Solutions

HP has announced an expanded range of new digital printing solutions that will strengthen Print Service Providers’ (PSPs) value proposition to their customers, allowing them to capture a larger share of the fast growing signage industry in Asia Pacific.

“HP has a deep understanding of the trends and developments in the signage industry and the impact it will have on PSPs. We believe that we can work alongside with PSPs to help them transition to be a Marketing Service Provider (MSP) to remain competitive in an increasingly price-sensitive market”, said Gido van Praag, Vice President, Graphic Solutions Business – Asia Pacific and Japan, HP. “HP is best positioned to help PSPs in their conversion to MSP where they will move beyond just competing on price to providing a full spectrum of value added services that will help differentiate them from competition,” he added.
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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in HP, Technology

 

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RIM Announces BlackBerry Management Center for Small Business

Research In Motion (RIM) announced BlackBerry® Management Center – a free online service for small businesses to centrally manage company- or employee-owned BlackBerry® smartphones in the cloud and protect business-related content stored on the handsets. The service is designed for businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones that access email services from an Internet service provider (ISP) or web-based email services like Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo!.

“We are pleased to introduce RIM’s latest cloud service designed specifically for small businesses,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Management Center is a free service and an effective way to manage and support employees’ BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud.”
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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Blackberry, RIM (Blackberry), Technology

 

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You’re On: Max out your BlackBerry with Globe

For most of us, the BlackBerry handheld is a dream device. Owning one gives you instant style points. You stand taller, stride more confidently, and generally feel like the world is yours for the taking. But if you’re only using that sleek BlackBerry to call and text, then you’d better pony up those style points because your hot little smartphone is going to waste. Packed with features and services to keep you online all the time, your BlackBerry is the tool to level up to a whole new social world, and only Globe can show you how it’s done.

Once you’ve had a taste of sweet BlackBerry goodness, you’re sure to come back for more, with the latest Globe BlackBerry plans for postpaid and prepaid users. Whether you pick BB Social, BB Messaging or BB Max, Globe will turn you on to the service of your choice, all day, as much as you want.
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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Blackberry, Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Research In Motion (RIM) announced three new BlackBerry smartphones featuring the BlackBerry 7 Operating System (OS). The all-new BlackBerry Curve 9350, BlackBerry Curve 9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone are exciting additions to the popular BlackBerry Curve series.

These new models are designed to address a large and important segment of the global mobile phone market where customers are looking to upgrade their existing feature phone or existing BlackBerry Curve with an affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially-connected smartphone.
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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Blackberry, RIM (Blackberry), Technology

 

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RIM Announces BBM Music – A New Social Music Sharing and Discovery Service

Research In Motion announced BBM™ Music, a new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) service for socially connected music fans.

BBM Music is an easy-to-use cloud-based service that enables social and viral music discovery by allowing users to build an evolving, community-based music library that is shared amongst their BBM Music friends. The size of the music library continues to grow as new friends join the community and each user can select music from a catalog with millions of songs from leading music companies – Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI.
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Blackberry

 

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Smart Bro prepaid load now available via mobile banking

Broadband subscribers of wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and its subsidiary Smart Broadband, Inc. now have a more convenient way to buy load for their prepaid Smart Bro Plug-It, through Smart’s Mobile Banking Service (MBS).

Smart’s MBS offers bank customers the convenience of doing a wide range of bank transactions such as balance inquiry, fund transfer, bills payments, Smart Money Reloading, and prepaid reloading through their cellphone. It is offered by the telco leader in partnership with the country’s biggest banks and bank networks.
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Internet Explorer 9 Leads Malware Protection with SmartScreen Security Feature

The Web has rapidly evolved into an extensive hub of information, bringing about a constantly growing number of individuals who are transferring their personal data online and are using the internet as a platform to interact with other users from different parts of the globe. With this phenomenon, Web browsers play a very significant role against protecting users from malicious online threats and keeping them safe from socially-engineered malwares (SEM).

“Users are always looking for a browser that will let them explore the Web without worrying about unnecessary nuisances and Microsoft provides them with a tool that gives them just that,” said Mae Moreno, Windows Client Product Manager, Microsoft Philippines. “With Internet Explorer 9, users are not only equipped with a browser that will allow them to unlock the beauty of the Web, but also give them an experience that is rich, fast and secure.”
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Microsoft, Technology

 

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