CommunicAsia 2011 zooms in on popular biz tech

CommunicAsia 2011 zooms in on popular biz tech

Summary: This year's tradeshow features five tech zones to allow visitors to quickly access technologies of interest or relevance. ZDNet Asia explores some booths.

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  • Gowell, a Shenzhen-based mobile phone OEM, says it has customers in Asia--namely India and China--South America and Europe. A representative told ZDNet Asia that the base price of a phone is from US$22 to US$120 and handset vendors usually resell the phones at double the price. Each phone model is only sold to one player in each geographical market, she noted.

    According to the spokesperson, the phones are based on the company's proprietary hardware and software, which are developed in its research and development (R&D) center. Most of the phones include dual-SIM capability.

    ZDNet Asia was unable to take close-up shots of the handsets as some are still prototypes.

    Photo and caption by Liau Yun Qing

  • U.S.-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Zoho returns to CommunicAsia this year at the cloud computing tech zone.

    Zoho's Singapore distributor Cananex shared that the SaaS company will be setting shop here on Jul. 1. The local office will act as a gateway to the China and Japan markets, said Cananex CEO Ong Yang Peng.

    Photo and caption by Liau Yun Qing

  • At the next-gen services and applications tech zone, ST Electronics shows off the Smart Travel Information System. Sing Mong Kee, vice president of intelligent transport systems and international business, explained that the system can be placed in commercial areas so drivers and commuters can check the real-time traffic situation before commencing on their journeys. Building owners can allocate part of the information display for advertising or display announcements, he added.

    Photo and caption by Liau Yun Qing

Topics: CommunicAsia, Apps, Hardware, Mobility, Software

Liau Yun Qing

About Liau Yun Qing

The only journalist in the team without a Western name, Yun Qing hails from the mountainy Malaysian state, Sabah. She currently covers the hardware and networking beats, as well as everything else that falls into her lap, at ZDNet Asia. Her RSS feed includes tech news sites and most of the Cheezburger network. She is also a cheapskate masquerading as a group-buying addict.

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