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Prestigio enters smartphone market

Russia: bringing along its first smartphone, the Prestigio MultiPhone 4000 DUO (PAP4000), broadliner Asbis, takes the first step to enter the fast-growing smartphone market. The device runs on Android 2.3 and will be available with the retail price of €180. More models of Prestigio MultiPhones are to follow in late September and may be launched in the other countries where Asbis is present, that is Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dubai, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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Avangate distributes Norton

Italy: software VAD Avangate has inked a deal with Symantec to distribute its Norton-branded security solutions.

Commaxx gets thin with HP

Sweden: beside Wyse, software and network VAD Commaxx has broadened its thin computing offer with HP products.

Mustek to sell Comztek stake

South Africa: broadliner Mustek aims to sell its stake in Comztek and Rectron Australia within the next year. Mustek has started an “active” programme to locate buyers and complete its plan to dispose of the units. Mustek owns about 42% of Comztek. Almost two years ago, a bid by London- and Johannesburg-listed Datatec to buy Comztek, for €9.45m, fell through. Mustek acquired the Comztek stake when it helped management purchase the company in 1999. Mustek founder and CEO David Kan says the reason behind the sale is that Mustek does not have a controlling stake in the distributor. He is confident a deal will be signed in the next 12 months (source : IT Web South Africa).

Asbis distributes Eaton

Slovakia: UPS vendor Eaton has added broadliner Asbis to its distributor stable.

Midwich to distribute JVC’s rugged action camera ADIXXION

United Kingdom: AV broadliner Midwich has decided to distribution the JVC GC-XA1, nicknamed ADIXXION. This action camera developed by JVC is designed to operate in the toughest and most demanding of environments. This is the first time a traditional camcorder manufacturer has developed a product in the growing action camera market, and a distribution first for Midwich.

Bluestar trains on Psion

Germany: mobile terminal vendor Psion has granted POS specialist Bluestar rights to train resellers, both technically and commercialy, on its products.

OCS distributes Asco

Russia: broadliner OCS Distribution has added Asco power supply solutions for telecom equipments to its portfolio.

Two distributors for SPLA contracts

United Kingdom: Microsoft has appointed broadliners Westcoast and Ingram Micro as part of its SPLA (Service Provider Licensing Agreements) network, in a bid to drive new business and support VARs wanting to offer highly personalised cloud solutions to their customers.

Prianto secures data with Bocada

Germany: data security editor Bocada software and security VAD Prianto as a second distributor in the country, beside SOS Software Services.

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Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Exertis Corepixel AB -  Sweden - Specialist
3D Storm -  France - VAD
AMI Marketing (Pty) Ltd t/a Learning Curve -  South Africa - Specialist
AQM World FZCO -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Rare Distribution -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Aitek France -  France - Broadliner
Ebertlang Swiss AG -  Switzerland - Specialist
ITANCIA USA Inc. -  United States - Specialist
360Mobile SL -  Spain - Specialist
Smartycom GmbH -  Switzerland - Specialist

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