Published on August 5th, 2012 | by Bilal Sulehri1
Huawei Bloggers Meetup in Lahore
Huawei held a bloggers meetup cum Iftar-Dinner at Lahore on Thursday to brief bloggers about the features present in the 5 devices launched earlier by Huawei.
A detailed presentation was given by Mr. Salman Muazzam which started from some stats about smartphone and Android market and then slowly started focusing on Pakistan and ultimately described the detailed specification of the devices. Salman was courteous enough to answer various questions put forward by bloggers and at times the presentation turned into a positive discussion where all the participants shared their thoughts. The bloggers were given various models of Huawei’s current device lineup to have a first hand experience of the performance and build of the devices.
Mr. Bruce Fanhong, Director, Terminal Services Department , Huawei was present to shed light on the strategy adopted by the Chinese manufacturer and was eager to listen to the feedback of bloggers specializing in the smartphone niche. It was revealed that Huawei was the 4th largest Android smartphone manufacturer in the world and the Chinese giant is keen to flex its muscle to secure more growth in the global marketplace.
Mr. Bruce announced that Huawei is introducing phones in various phases and will be launching feature phones and expanding its smartphone lineup in 2013. He also revealed that Huawei is in the Pakistani market for the long run and is focusing on establishing its brand and spending millions of Dollars in R&D to become one of the major brands in the country.
Some concerns were raised by myself about the user interface and some features in the devices, Bruce assured that all these will be accounted for in Emotion UI (1.5) which will be launched in September and will be available as OTA update to all current Huawei users. I’m eagerly waiting for the update to finalize my view about the Huawei device lineup as the devices have a nice build and are priced reasonably but fall short of quality as far as UI is concerned.
While briefing about the signal strength of Huawei devices, Bruce said:
“We have more depth and study in the telecom sector due to our end-to-end solutions, so we are confident that our devices have the best signal strength.”
The official distributor of Huawei products in Pakistan is Airlink Communication. Mr. Muzaffar Hayat, the Managing Director of the distributor observed the proceedings keenly and said:
“We are looking forward to you (bloggers) for feedback on our devices. You must provide us with your comments, whether positive or negative to enable us to improve our products.”
He further added:
“We are counting on you (bloggers) to utilize social media and show the consumers how our devices actually are. “
Keep visiting TelecomPk as we will be reviewing Huawei’s devices soon.