Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Smartphone Apps in Cambodia

Smartphones have become a necessity nowadays. Android is the biggest and most used Operating System in the world. The open platform of Android means that anyone can get access to it and design apps for different purposes. The apps of different kinds have caused a great change in the way we behave in our personal lives. Add to it the number of online marketplaces which have recently emerged in Cambodia. People are busy in their daily lives and don’t have much spare time to run daily errands or visit shops. Online shopping takes care of that.  Apart from online shopping, Android has also changed lives of people of Cambodia through the following ways:
Get Internet Access 24/7
Internet is the need of the hour. From our social media to bank accounts, everything is now on internet. Smartphones and the arrival of 4G internet means that people have access to blazing fast internet in their pockets at all times. This means that you are connected to the world 24/7. This is a great chance for the ecommerce industry to prosper as customers can easily go online on websites like Littlefashion or Kaymu Cambodia and shop on the go.

[Related: Internet Users in Cambodia Q2 2015]

Find Places in an Instant
Google Maps have revolutionized the way we travel. Whenever we want to travel to a new place, we log onto Google Maps and see which the shortest route to the destination is. We can also see the traffic burden and easily get to one place to another. GPS in our android phones also help us in this process by giving us a live guide of the route.

Get Fit!
Apps like Google Fit, Samsung S Health, and MyFitnessPal allow users to record their calories, see the calories burnt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Smartphones have GPS and location tracking ability with which we can determine our daily caloric intake and keep a record of our dietary habits. Not only is this a motivation to stay healthy but it also allows users to stay fit. The road to a healthy lifestyle starts with such Android apps.

Weather Updates on Your Fingertips
One of the best uses of smartphones is to get access to instant weather changes. Your smartphone can instantly alert you of any changes in the weather. Any chance of rain or bad weather you may encounter can easily be known with updates directly on your phone. This means you can travel with complete peace of mind and make arrangements according to the weather.

Become a Part of the Global Village
With access to blazing fast internet on your fingertips, you can get updates from any corner of the world. You can easily communicate with your relatives and friends in different parts of the world. This also means that cellular network companies in Cambodia are increasingly under threat of lower profits as customers are using smartphone communication apps like Facebook Messenger, Line, WhatsApp and Viber.

These are some of the major positive changes Android has made to the way people spend their lives in Cambodia. With the growth of ecommerce and the arrival of online marketplaces like ECamShopping, you can be sure that the lifestyles of Cambodians will change even more in the coming few years.

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5 Ways Smartphones Changed Our Lives in Cambodia

HTC First | Source: HTC
While Nokia has cooperated with Microsoft for Windows Mobile OS in Lumia smartphone series (Lumia 920, 820 ...), HTC Corporation, a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tables, also has cooperates with Microsoft for some devices but this month it has teamed up with AT&T and become the first partner with Facebook to develop and launch the HTC First, the first and only smartphone built to feature Facebook Home, which puts your friends at the heart of your phone, running on AT&T 4G LTE, the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network in U.S - according to HTC's press release.

What are the HTC First's key features?
The three key features describe as the following:
 - Social Network Device: Make updates, posts, comments, and more with a single touch.
- Personal Screen: Images of your friends from your news feed streams to your phone for a home screen that never looks the same.
World-Class Display: 4.3-inch super LCD screen with incredible clarity. 341 pixels per inch with a stunning 1280 x 720p resolution.

Watch out, what Mark Zuckerburg introduces his Facebook Home on HTC First!

video source: CNETTV

So, will it be the first social network device for social media lovers?

HTC First is a Social Network Device?

Lumia 920 | Source: Nokia
Since last year news on Nokia Lumia series in Cambodia and the news of Nokia HQ sold out its office, there is any news on the official selling Lumia series in Cambodia. Today I am writing to inform you that I got an official news on launching the series from Mr. Son Sophea who is a promotional team, Nokia project in Cambodia, yesterday that Nokia Lumia series will be officially launched on 9th April 2013 from 4:00pm to 9:30pm in Koh Pich Exhibition Center.

Who will attend?
He said that participants will be all Nokia dealers who come from 24 provinces in our country, the Nokia promotional team, and KTH Cambodia (which the official Nokia distributor in Cambodia). We will invite some Cambodia popular singers such as Mr. Preab Sovath, Miss. Tep Boprek, Mr. Chhai Virayuth, and so on for entertainment during the event.

What kind of Lumia model to show?
Yeah, we will show all Nokia Lumia series like Lumia 920 (colors: Yellow, Red, White, Grey, Black), Lumia 820 (colors: Red,Yellow, White, Cyan, Purple, Grey,Black), Lumia 720 (colors: Red, White, Cyan, Yellow, Black) , Lumia 620 (colors: Black, Cyan, Lime green, Magenta, Orange, Yellow, White), and  Lumia 520 (colors: Red, White, Cyan, Yellow, Black) with the above colors  to choose.

Will there be any lucky draw for participants?
Oh! We have arranged the lucky draw items for them too, there are two motorbike of Honda Dream 2013, and other several units of Lumia 920. So, the participants will enjoy much on this upcoming event.

Finally, I asked him a last question on the date when these models will be available on Cambodian market, he said customers may buy it during our upcoming Khmer New Year 2013.

So, for those who love and believe on Nokia brand especially on Windows Mobile Phone, only few days more to go then you can buy it in our market, Cambodia.

Which model and color do you like?
All my beloved readers, do you like which model and what color? I think you may wanna try it especially on its cool feature, Wireless battery charge.  

What do you think?

Nokia Lumia series officially to launch on 9th April in Cambodia

Nokia Lumia 920 | Credit: Nokia

Recently, Nokia Head Quarter (HQ) in Espoo, Finland announced officially on its blog on December 4, 2012 that Nokia had agreed to sell and lease back its head office building on a long-term lease to Finland-based Exilion. They expect to complete the sale by the end of 2012. The selling price is EUR 170 million.
"We had a comprehensive sales process with both Finnish and foreign investors and we are very pleased with this outcome. As we have said before, owning real estate is not part of Nokia's core business and when good opportunities arise we are willing to exit these types of non-core assets. We are naturally continuing to operate in our head office building on a long-term basis," said Timo Ihamuotila, CFO, Nokia.
Note: Nokia has operated in the building since 1997. The 48,000 m2 building, designed by architect Pekka Helin, is located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland.
Could this issue make Nokia’s employees in the world feel uncomfortable, especially in Cambodia?
Uh… for me, I think at least they will get wondered why the HQ do that. Anyway, now Nokia has been starting up from changing its original concept on sticking with Symbain OS to use Windows Phone OS; especially they, Nokia, use the first Windows Phone 8 for Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620. And there are other 3 companies that also initially launched this OS such as Samsung, Huawei, and HTC. All devices are based on System on Chips from Qualcomm. Unfortunately current Windows Phone 7.x devices cannot run or update to Windows Phone 8 and new applications compiled specifically for Windows Phone 8 are not made available for Windows Phone 7.x devices.
Talking about Windows 8, Microsoft (MDP) Cambodia officially launched it on November 15, 2012 at CJCC as mentioned more detail in my previous post, Microsoft Technology Innovation Day in Cambodia 2012.

Which model of Samsung, HTC, and China mobile maker, Huawei, use Windows Phone 8?
For Samsung, Windows Phone 8 is available in Samsung ATIV family (ATIV S, ATIV Tab, ATIV smart PC, and ATIV smart PC Pro).
Samsung ATIV | Credit: Samsung

For HTC, the Windows Phone 8 is available in HTC Windows Phone 8X.
HTC Windows Phone 8X | Credit: HTC

For Huawei, it will be released in the model, Huawei Ascend W1.
Huawei Ascend W1 | Credit: GSMArena

What model of which brand do you select Windows Phone 8 to use? As for Nokia Lumia 920, will it be competed well with other brands like Samsung Galaxy SIII and iPhone 5 in Cambodian market?

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