High tech galore at PLDT and Smart’s ‘Jump’
MANILA, Philippines – Two leading telecommunications firms have banded together to create technology hub described to be “the place to go” for those who want to experience the latest technologies first-hand.
Launched last week, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Smart Communications, Inc.’s first “Jump” experience center at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City boasts of the companies’ latest devices, services and technologies.
The center is quite interactive as well, with its three gigantic touchscreen displays that flank its premises to the two multi-touch screens which can accommodate 32 fingers or four people using it simultaneously.
“Jump” also highlights their efforts in bringing to their clients “the best possible service,” said PLDT President and CEO Napoleon Nazareno. He added that the center houses “the newest, coolest gadgets and services that we have to offer to serve the digital and mobile lifestyles of our customers at home, work, and leisure.”
Clients, for instance, may want to try their hand at PLDT’s new Telpad, an android tablet bundled with a broadband and landline service plan, and smartphones and tablets such as the Apple iPad 2, BlackBerry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the HTC Sensation.
Meanwhile, those on the hunt for handsets and other devices may also opt to check out several units which have yet to be introduced in the market but are featured at “Jump” like the HTC EVO 3D, Sonny Ericsson Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, and the NFC-enabled Nokia C7.
Visitors of “Jump” may also try out PLDT’s Fiber to the Home and Smart’s WiMAX and HSPA+ connectivity using their own devices. The two services, which the partner firms consider to be the fastest in wired and wireless internet connections in the country, are used in operating the gadgets on display at the center.
Orlando Vea, Smart’s chief wireless advisor swore by their services showcased at “Jump”, stating that they “constantly upgrade our equipment and our facilities so that we can treat our customers to the latest and the best, each and every time.”