Asian exhibits liven up CommunicAsia

Asian exhibits liven up CommunicAsia

Summary: Region's ICT players put up bigger, better showing at this year's tradeshow, with four new country pavilions and bigger booth space for some.


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  • Tucked away at a corner of the exhibition hall in basement 2 is Thai mobile app developer, HLP International. It is showcasing Molome, a photo-sharing site that aims to let users easily share images across social networking sites.

    HLP's project manager Nisakorn Keanmepol said the app is available for download in the Android Market and Nokia's Ovi Store, while an iOS version is currently in the works.

  • Korean ICT players are once again out in full force at CommunicAsia, with presence on two different levels of the convention center. Occupying a sizeable portion of Hall F in basement 2 are companies exhibiting under the banners of Kotra (Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) and SBA, a Seoul-based tradeshow organizer.

  • Prinics, based in the Gyeonggi-do province of South Korea, claims to have created the world's first smartphone photo printer. The machine looks like an Apple iPod docking station, and specifically allows iPhone and iPod Touch devices to be connected directly. Other mobile form-factors such as the iPad and Android-based devices can be connected via USB cable.

    Priced at US$150, the printer makes 4x6-inch prints of JPEG images, and each cartridge--costing US$15--can create 36 prints. To use the printer, users must download the Bolle photo application from Apple's App Store or Google's Android Market.

    The company is currently looking for distributors in markets such as Singapore, according to a representative at the booth.

Topics: CommunicAsia, Apps, Browser, CXO, Cloud, Software, Social Enterprise

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