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December 2012

Greetings all,

Well all the numbers lined up at 12:12 today 12/12/2012, and thankfully we are still here to send you best wishes for the holiday season, and a big thank you for your support during 2012.

This year we have seen the maturing of the tablet PC and smartphone market, with a stunning range of devices on the market, and utiiity we could only have dreamed of a few years ago. As much as we love our apps, we must fly a caveat emptor since this can be seen as a shift away from the universality and openness that the Internet standards like http and html gave us a good 20+ years ago. With media delivery and information access utility becoming tied to a specific operating system on a specific device, things are becoming proprietary (once again.) That was the problem with disparate and isolated information systems and services before the Internet came along.

Korean electronics giant Samsung deserves a favorable mention this year for its great range of quality products. What we especially like is that in their range of Tablets and Smartphones, there are models that cater for everyone. From the top dawg Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet, to the entry-level Galaxy Pocket smartphone, which all run much the same operating system, the look & feel / functionality and interoperability is the same. This reminds us of the early days of personal computing, when the cheap ‘clone’ PC’s we put on the market meant they became affordable and the technology proliferated, helped of course by the fact that the operating system was independent of the hardware brand.

Talking of which, we are offering a limited-stock year end special: the Samsung Galaxy Pocket smartphone for only R1024. This is a fully-featured Android smartphone, and is an ideal gift for someone needing an entry level device. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Don't forget that we can also offer the full range of tablets, so please visit our web site at www.pcb.co.za and request that a price list be emailed to you. Worth noting is a very nice spec'ed and priced option from the Chinese company Huawei: the 3G MediaPad 7" Lite at R2995.

2012 also saw a range of compact high performance Windows notebooks on the market: yes, the Ultrabook has arrived. We can offer competitive prices on all our favored brands (Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung, Toshiba and others) so please visit our website for the latest Price List as an indication of what is out there, or get in contact with our sales team.

Once again, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Best wishes and regards from all of us at PCB Technologies.



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