Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
SingTel, StarHub and Mobile One testing the waters with Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted on 18-Jul-2003 23:36 | Filed under: News



According to ComputerTimes, Mr Hui Weng Cheong, SingTel's vice-president of consumer products, said his company is bringing in a second generation of smart phones possibly by the end of the year. Will it be the Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 (HTC Tanager)?

The report also lists other operators in Singapore (Mobile-One and StarHub) as interested to sell these smartphones.

One of the positive factors about these smartphones is customisation. SingTel, for example, can have a red, one-touch 'Web' button on its phones.

Still according to this article, Microsoft-powered phones still have to find their feet in a tough market.

Branding is one problem. The phones may be marketed as 'SingTel Smartphones' and Singaporeans who like brands such as Nokia or Motorola may take some convincing, pointed out SingTel's Mr Hui.

Another problem is product support. Nokia and other phone makers usually maintain the required infrastructure for supporting their hardware. When it comes to a customised smartphone operators may have to offer its own technical support.

Mr Andrew Buay, chief operating adviser at Globe Telecom in the Philippines, said that a current lack of applications for the smart phones may slow down their adoption.

He said early versions had to be sold in the country 'almost for free' because many people only knew how to make phone calls with them and were not making use of the 'smart' features.


More information: http://computertimes.asia1.com.sg/news/story/...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Why I'm not buying Sonos again
Created by dafman, last reply by dafman on 25-Jan-2020 10:27 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Transferwise - painless and cheap FX and overseas purchases
Created by landcruiserguy, last reply by openmedia on 21-Jan-2020 14:52 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


NZNOG Conference in Christchurch next week
Created by NickMack, last reply by toejam316 on 21-Jan-2020 18:32 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Tile trackers - a bit confused.
Created by GSManiac, last reply by GSManiac on 24-Jan-2020 22:37 (14 replies)

New Orbi Mesh System
Created by JayWehi33, last reply by Jiriteach on 24-Jan-2020 17:10 (13 replies)

Issues streaming at peak times on 2degrees UFB / Wi-Fi
Created by Mahon, last reply by Delphinus on 23-Jan-2020 23:45 (13 replies)

Is this FnP Fridge the best bang for buck?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by TeaLeaf on 23-Jan-2020 18:26 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Is this EV charging alarmist headline from Norway legit?
Created by Talkiet, last reply by Scott3 on 24-Jan-2020 11:16 (22 replies)
Pages... 2