Acer ME targets mobile technology segment

Acer Computers, Middle East, today announced that its mobile technology operations have boosted the company's overall business in the Middle East by more than 80% in the past year.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  December 7, 2003

Acer Computers (M.E.) Ltd. today announced that its mobile technology operations have boosted the company's overall business in the Middle East by more than 80% in the past year. Increasing demand for compact and lightweight devices throughout the region has contributed to Acer's strong economic performance in the mobile computing sector claims the company.

"Consumers in the Middle East are incredibly technology-savvy and strive to equip themselves with the highest quality products. At Acer we have witnessed the strong demand in the region for mobile technology products and we have responded to market needs by being the first to make new technologies available," says Philip Ashkar, director of sales and marketing, Acer ME.

IDC, the analyst firm predicts that global shipments of handhelds will touch 71 million units by 2005.

"By focusing our attentions on meeting the mobility, security and accessibility needs of regional consumers, Acer has been able to boost its notebook revenue three fold in the Middle East," adds Ashkar.

The company was on the first notebook vendors to unveil the tablet PC - with its capability to convert from the traditional laptop 'clamshell mode' for keyboard input to 'tablet mode' for use with a stylus pen. Recently, Acer was one of the first regional IT vendors to launch a tablet PC with Intel Mobile Centrino technology - the TravelMate C110.

Acer announced that from its mobile technology product line, the n10 Handheld PDA would be on display at the First Palm, PDA, Pocket PC, Tablet PC and Handheld Computing Devices Summit on December 9 and 10 for the Middle East and Gulf Region.

The Taiwanese vendor launched n10 in select markets in March 2003, powered by Microsoft's Mobile 2003 operating system

"Taking part in an inaugural event like this gives the team from Acer the opportunity to discuss the advantages of our technology to a vast number of people from varying industries. We have experienced strong demand from people working in the medical, travel, investment and hospitality fields," says Ijaz Anwer, corporate sales manager, Acer ME.

More than 40 international exhibitors including Microsoft, Palm, HP, Symbol, IBM, Oracle, Intel, Captaris, ADB, Imaginet, Arc Group, Ionside, Aurigo, Ubitexx, Symatec, USRobotics, Sakhr, Ducont and others are participating this year.

"Exhibiting in this show will also give us increased access to developers, distributors, resellers and end-users from across the region. We can demonstrate firsthand how Acer's technology delivers in terms of performance, innovation and price," adds Anwer.

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