CAPE TOWN: For the last decade, the face of technology has changed dramatically as more people make use of smartphones as part of their daily lives.
They are now relying on their handsets not only to provide them with the latest information while on the move, but also use these as platforms to develop content without having to fall back on laptops or tablets.
And to make the daily activities even easier and more comfortable, be it for business people, students or even just for socializing, SAMSUNG Electronics saw the need to expand its market share in the handheld devices, and came up with the Galaxy Note II.
This handset will not be marketed as a handset or as a tablet, but will be marketed as a ‘smart note’ as it complies with all the features that a smartphone or a tablet offers.
Ultimately, the device offers a customisable learning environment that can be tailored to each individual user. Through this device and the Learning Hub, Samsung is playing its role to ensure people across the continent can access quality education, regardless of their location.
The device was launched late last week in Cape Town, South Africa, and was witnessed by journalists from across Africa. The selling price would be around N.dollar 8 000 (as it currently sells for U$ 1000). There was no Namibian retailer at the launch who could give a definite local price.
George Ferreira, Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, said here that the introduction of the latest smartphone technology and the trend of more people making use of this technology to get information, will see big players in the mobile sector invest an estimated U$ 1.5 billion (N.dollars 12,9 billion) by 2015.
The electronics’ giant is represented in 72 countries, and employs approximately 206 000 people.
The company’s footprint in Africa is more than selling electronic devices like tablets, cellphones or appliances.
They are also involved with training, and through their Electronic Engineer Academy program in South Africa, seek to produce 10 000 engineers over a timespan of five years.