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Worldwide Mobile Payment Transaction Value to Surpass $171.5 Billion

Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will surpass $171.5 billion in 2012, a 61.9 percent increase from 2011 values of $105.9 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The number of mobile payment users will reach 212.2 million in 2012, up from 160.5 million in 2011.

“We expect global mobile transaction volume and value to average 42 percent annual growth between 2011 and 2016, and we are forecasting a market worth $617 billion with 448 million users by 2016,” said Sandy Shen, research director at Gartner. “This will bring opportunities for service and solution providers who will need to cater to the local demand patterns to customize their offerings.”. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the First Quarter

Smartphones powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the mobile operating systems held shares of 59.0% and 23.0% respectively of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped in 1Q12. During the first quarter of 2011, the two operating systems held a combined share of 54.4%. The share gains mean that Android and iOS have successfully distanced themselves from previous market leaders Symbian and BlackBerry, as well as Linux and Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile.

“The popularity of Android and iOS stems from a combination of factors that the competition has struggled to keep up with,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends program. “Neither Android nor iOS were the first to market with some of these features, but the way they made the smartphone experience intuitive and seamless has quickly earned a massive following.”

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Nearly 1 Billion Smart Connected Devices Shipped in 2011 with Shipments Expected to Double by 2016

The universe of smart connected devices, including PCs, media tablets, and smartphones, saw shipments of more than 916 million units and revenues surpassing $489 billion dollars in 2011, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). These numbers reflect the combined total from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, Mobile Phone Tracker, and Media Tablet Tracker.

“Whether it’s consumers looking for a phone that can tap into several robust ‘app’ ecosystems, businesses looking at deploying tablet devices into their environments, or educational institutions working to update their school’s computer labs, smart, connected, compute-capable devices are playing an increasingly important role in nearly every individual’s life,” said Bob O’Donnell, vice president, Clients and Displays at IDC. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Rewarding printing experience with Print More, Save More, Get More promo

HP LaserJet Pro CP1025 printer

There’s no stopping the wave of freebies as HP, the world’s largest technology company brings to its loyal LaserJet users the Print More, Save More, Get More promo. Along with the benefits of HP’s reliable, fast and high-quality printing, customers who buy participating LaserJet printer models and Original HP Toners from April 30 to June 15, 2012 will also get amazing rewards like a free Philips headset and SODEXO Premium Pass gift certificates.

For every purchase of participating printers including the HP LaserJet Pro P1102, HP LaserJet Pro M1132 or HP LaserJet CP1025, customers will receive a free Philips headset. Those who choose to avail of an additional CE285A toner with the HP LaserJet Pro P1102 or HP LaserJet Pro M1132 will also get Php 200 worth of SODEXO GCs. Shoppers who opt for an additional HP Original CMYK toner with the HP LaserJet CP1025 will get Php 200 worth of SODEXO GCs, or receive Php 1,000 worth of GCs if they choose to purchase an additional one (1) set of HP Original CMYK toners with their printer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Lenovo’s IdeaPad UltrabooksTM sashay down the runway

Lenovo recently announced its latest contribution to the PC + [1] era with the incredibly thin and light and ultra-responsive computing devices – the IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabook™. Sleek and chic, the Ultrabooks combine the best features of traditional laptops with the power of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, large storage capacity, richly resonant audio, fast boot up, instant resume and prolonged battery life.

Koh Kong Meng, Regional General Manager, Lenovo ASEAN, said: “Lenovo Ultrabooks are a game changer. The introduction of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 today marks the milestone where Ultrabooks become mainstream. We are the company that can offer the widest range of Ultrabooks, from entry level up to premium, from consumers to corporate, to suit the different needs of our customers. Never before have we been able to package so many smart advancements in style, design and user experience together at once, and most importantly, at an affordable price. We simply make great ‘Do Machines’ that power great companies, great individuals and great ideas.”

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