The crowds at the CommunicAsia 2009 were treated to a range of new launches. This includes the latest mobile devices from the industry’s market leaders. At the show, LG unveiled its Crystal GD900, the world’s first transparent phone, while Samsung introduced its next era of smartphones in a worldwide launch. The highly anticipated, new Samsung jet supports the latest smartphone features which include multi-task manager and microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, bringing user-friendly menu navigations in a sleek and compact design. Garmin and ASUS also leveraged on CommunicAsia’s high profile to launch its first ever collaboration. The Garmin-ASUS nuvifones G60, a smartphone with location based capabilities.
With green revolution taking centre stage this year, CommunicAsia saw over 40 companies showcasing their green solutions. India vendor VNL took this opportunity to launch the world’s first 100% solar-powered GSM base station while companies such as ZTE and Samsung intruded handsets made from recycled materials.
CommunicAsia provided the perfect platform for the Broadband Forum to promote the strength and progress of the broadband subscriber growth worldwide. It also gave us the opportunity to meet and educate an influential level of executives throughout Asia” said Robin Mersh, chief operating officer of the global consortium. The Broadband Forum announced the latest broadband statistics, which showed Asia leading the way with broadband connections, jumping by a third compared to 4% growth globally.
Results for NAVTEQ’s second annual Global LBS Challenge for the Asia-Pacific region was announced at CommunicAsia 2009. Japan-based Navitime took the grand prize for its application of the same name, bagging over $557,500 in cash, tools and data licenses and handsets from NAVTEQ. Thomas Tierney, developer alliance manager for NAVTEQ said this year saw a wider variety of categories and some new technologies like the ability to pan and tilt maps with the handset and geo-tagged handset broadcasting.