If some of your gadgets have taken collateral damage from the recent storm, you may want to check out the SM Cyberzone Tech Sale that’s on till the 15th of September 2013. The sale covers all 27 SM Cyberzone branches around the country. Not only are tablets, phones, cameras and computers on sale — but if you use your BDO credit card you can get these at Buy Now Pay Later 0% Interest.
For more details you can follow @SMSuperMalls and @SMCyberZone on Twitter and Instagram. There’s a #hashtag too, and it’s #EverythingfortheTechie.
Time to get a gadget upgrade and be the first on the newest gizmos as SM Cyberzone celebrates Cyber Month until August 31, 2013. For more details and information follow SM Supermalls (@smsupermalls) and SM Cyberzone (@smcyberzone) on Twitter and Instagram and mention #Everythingforthetechie hashtag on your tweets and posts.
Confirmed brands include: Acer, Apple, Buffalo, Dell, Fanny Wang, Genius, HP, iLuv, InFocus, JustMobile, Lenovo, Norton by Symantec, Intel, Microsoft, Ozaki, Samsung, ZTE and more. Many of these brands have been long time supporters of this blog.
TechFair takes place in four different SM locations, namely: SM City Clark (August 15-18 ), SM City Fairview (August 28-31), SM North EDSA (September 5-8) and SM Megamall (September 10-13).
October is a busy month for tech and that comes to no surprise as this is the month that the IT companies roll out their aces in time for the holiday shopping spree. If consumers are going to spend for that new gadget, it’s going to happen within the next 90 days. Last week I just came from the province of Xiamen in China where local dealers and the media were given a tour of the Lenovo factory for tablets and smartphones. We toured the amazing phone museum (photo wall above) and several portions of the manufacturing process (photo below). The Lenovo plant churns out 15 million units per year with 2,799 employees. Together with Open Communications, Lenovo PH launched three killer devices for the holidays and will be unveiling their first Smart TV before Christmas.
Photo: Taking Marlon Rivera “off the hook” in post-event cocktails
I do my best to try something new every year, even if it’s just a one-off or a thing that eventually turns into a hobby. Well, I’d say this year I found myself in another comfortable position wearing the hat of an events host. The past two weeks had me hosting two gigs for Samsung. They were both selling events for their Samsung Smart TV line done at the Tower Club in Manila and at the Maya Bar in Cebu City. Manila had me in tandem with (the multitalented) Marlon Rivera, designer and director for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank. Marlon helped me demonstrate the Skype calling features present in their 55″ and 60″ models (the 40″ model also has it).
Cebu had me paired up with the charming Lani Osmena and we went through the main features including Search, Apps, and Social TV (access to Facebook and Twitter while watching your shows), and yes, Skype. It was great taking a non-geek approach to technology, something that I’ve always tried to be consistent in with my writing on this blog. I guess the biggest complement I’ve ever received is that the way I speak and the way I write seem to be fairly consistent and I do seem to project similar auras whether I’m writing or speaking. And I think that’s a good thing. Thanks!
I went about both events wearing two hats on “stage” — that of the host and the “demo guy” going through all the pertinent features for 15 minutes, answering questions and chit-chatting with people who had questions in between. It was these in-betweens that were more fun as I got to dialogue with Marlon and Chef Chris of Panizza fame (he provided the food for the night at the Tower Club) in Manila and Lani and some new friends in Cebu.
I’m really happy to have taken the stage for Samsung and even more satisfied that they were able to sell more than a dozen of these next generation TV’s. More than 3 million pesos worth of sales in two nights — congratulations Samsung! =)
The 60″ Samsung TV retails for PHP 319,000.00. That night, there was an exclusive discount (it rounded off to something like PHP 280,000 cash) + freebies. Get this. If you bought that night, not only do you get the TV, but a second 27″ LED, a Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi, the BT remote keyboard, 3D glasses, HD webcam, the 3D Blu-ray player and the Samsung Blu-pass card for rentals.