April 28, 2017

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Leadership confirmed for DISTREE Brazil & Latin America

DISTREE Brazil & Latin America 2015 in Sao Paulo will offer a unique opportunity to meet the region’s most influential distributors, retailers and e-tailers of consumer technologies. Brazil-based technology and computer accessories manufacturer and supplier Leadership has confirmed its participation at this year’s event, which takes place from 16th to 18th September and will look to further develop its regional channel reach. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 July 2015

Dell claims top spot in Brazil PC market

Hardware vendor Dell took top spot in the Brazilian PC market in the first quarter of 2015, according to research company IDC. After 15 years of operating in Brazil, this was the first quarter where Dell had taken the overall market lead, having previously just topped the notebook standings. Dell accounted for 15.8% of all units sold in the first quarter with the vendor’s presence in retail channels playing a major role in its success. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 2 July 2015

Bellizia returns to Microsoft Brazil

Paula Bellizia has returned to Microsoft to become president of the technology giant’s Brazil operation. Bellizia previously spent ten years at Microsoft from 2002 to 2012. During the last few years she has held senior positions in Latin America with both Facebook and Apple. Bellizia takes over from Mariano de Beer who will take on a new multi-country role in Latin America driving the growth and development of Microsoft subsidiaries. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 2 July 2015

Xiaomi makes its move in Brazil

Fast-growing Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has announced that it will start selling its Redmi 2 device in Brazil later this month. The move marks Xiaomi’s first push outside Asian markets and its debut in Latin American markets. Xiaomi will use Foxconn’s Brazil-based assembly facilities to bypass the high import duties applied to finished technology products. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 2 July 2015

Latin America tablet users to exceed 92 million in 2015

The latest projection from research firm eMarketer predicts that the number of tablet users in Latin America will hit 92.3 million in 2015 – up 26% year-on-year. That represents 9.2% of global tablet users, according to the research firm. In Brazil alone, the number of tablet users is expected to reach 34.7 million in 2015. eMarketer defines a user as an individual that uses a tablet at least a month. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 1 July 2015

Ingram Micro buys Tech Data units in Peru and Chile

Distribution giant Ingram Micro has displayed its continued appetite for expansion in the fast-growing, high value Latin America channels. Ingram Micro has snapped up the operations of rival distributor Tech Data in Peru and Chile. The deal, which closed on March 16th, is forecast to add annual sales of US$270m to Ingram Micro’s business in the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 March 2015

Prestigio signs Ingram Micro Mexico as distributor

Prestigio, an international manufacturer of mobile devices, consumer electronics and accessories, has struck a deal to distribute its tablets through Ingram Micro Mexico. Ruslan Matuzov, Business Development Manager Latin America at Prestigio, said: “Ingram Micro is the leading distributor in Mexico giving us access to the largest customer base.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 January 2015

+iD reveals big plans for small card reader

+iD plans to rapidly expand its channel reach across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in 2015. The company, which offers a smart card reader, will attend next month’s DISTREE EMEA event in Monaco to meet face-to-face with the region’s leading retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Channel EMEA, an official Media Partner for DISTREE EMEA, caught up with Arte Ermel, general manager at +iD to learn more about the company’s plans. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuu Mobile continues global rollout

Nuu Mobile continues to expand the global reach for its range of affordable unlocked Android smartphones. The brand, which launched in April 2012 in Asia has already expanded into Europe and is now turning its attention to the Americas. Nuu has made two devices available in North America and also has plans to drive into Latin America as well. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 5 January 2015

Ingram Micro makes binding offer for Anovo

Distribution giant Ingram Micro is looking for a bigger slice of the pie in device lifecycle services. Ingram Micro has made a binding offer to buy France-based Anovo, a provider of reverse logistics and repair services for products such as smartphones and set-top boxes across Europe and Latin America. Ingram Micro claims that upon completion the deal will strengthen its position as a global provider of device lifecycle services, while also boosting its relationships with top telecom operators and OEMs. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 28 November 2014

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