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Reliance Digital plans massive expansion

Indian retailer Reliance Digital plans to embark on a massive expansion plan, taking its number of outlets from just over 100 now to 500 by March 2014. To meet this aggressive target Reliance Digital will need to open a new store every single day somewhere in India. Reliance Digital will focus on retail formats designed for tier two and tier three cities in India. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 8 March 2013

Belkin to buy Linksys

Networking and accessories vendor Belkin has entered into an agreement to acquire Linksys, Cisco’s home networking business unit. The deal would include Linksys products, technology brand and employees. Linksys currently has operations in more than 100 countries around the world. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 25 January 2013

Huawei signs Digilife distribution deal in India

Hardware vendor Huawei has added Digilife as a distribution partner in India. Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services (DDMS) is part of Indian IT conglomerate HCL Infosystems. DDMD will carry Huawei’s entire product portfolio as the vendor takes the next step in pushing products and solutions to operators, enterprises and consumers and maximising its channel reach in India. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 25 January 2013

Asia-Pacific PC shipments top 120 million in 2012

Research house IDC reckons that 121 million PC units were shipped in the Asia-Pacific region in full year 2012, excluding Japan. With more and more users switching to smartphones and tablets, the results marked a 2% year-on-year fall, but the overall value of the Asia-Pacific PC market is still worth more than US$60 billion per annum. The top five vendors for 2012 in the region in order of market share were Lenovo in first place, followed by Acer, HP, Dell and Asus in second to fifth place respectively. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 January 2013

Escan brand makes its mark in Malaysia

Security software vendor Escan has been recognised as a leading brand in the Malaysia market. Escan was one of the top three brands in the security solutions category in a survey organised by national technology magazine HWM Malaysia and Plaza Low Yat, a leading IT lifestyle mall in Malaysia. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 2 January 2013

Elko adds Hyundai tablets to Russian portfolio

Emerging markets distributor Elko has picked up exclusive wholesaler rights to push Hyundai tablets in the Russian channel. Latvia-based Elko, which operates across the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia, struck an exclusive agreement with Blusafir Korea – a specialised Hyundai brand licensing company. Blusafir supplies Korean and Chinese manufactured IT products into the Russian market Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 21 December 2012

JB Hi-Fi targets appliances market

Australian IT and consumer electronics (CE) retailer JB Hi-Fi is launching new concept stores to expand its presence in the small appliance and white goods space. The new JB Hi-Fi Home stores will initially be located at the retailer’s existing larger Homemaker centre sites. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 3 December 2012

From showrooming to unichannel

The latest buzzword to hit retail is ‘showrooming’. Channel EMEA Editor Stuart Wilson reckons this will give rise to a whole new retail model. Get ready for the ‘unichannel’. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 26 November 2012

Samsung and Amazon take tablet fight to Apple

The latest tablet market data from the numbercrunchers at IDC shows Samsung and Amazon starting to take a bite out of Apple’s market share. IDC estimates that worldwide tablet shipments hit 27.8 million units in the third quarter of 2012 - up 49.5% year-on-year and 6.7% sequentially. The tablet product category is expecting a bumper fourth quarter in terms of unit sales. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 November 2012

Senheng teams with U Mobile for data packages

Malaysian IT and consumer electronics retailer Senheng Electric has launched a tablet PC promotion with telecoms operator U Mobile. Under the terms of the agreement U Mobile becomes the first 3G telecoms operator to provide data packages with devices sold through Senheng and SenQ retail outlets across Malaysia. U Mobile believes the deal is an important step in terms of widening in-country distribution of its data packages. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 November 2012

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