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Bangkok, 3 April, 2012 - NEC CASIO Mobile Communications (NEC CASIO; HQ: Kawasaki City,Japan) announced today its agreement with SiS Distribution (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. (SiS), one of Thailand's leading IT equipment distributors, to market and sell NEC CASIO's MEDIAS NEC-101S --- a stylish yet water and dust proof Android smartphone in the Thai market.
Sales of the MEDIAS NEC-101S is expected to commence in Thailand before the Songkran festival, marking NEC's first overseas venture to promote its MEDIAS phones globally.
SiS is one of Thailand's leading distributors of IT equipment, including PCs and smartphones, with a sales network of over 1,000 companies domestically, primarily focused in Bangkok. SiS boasts the greatest sales strength in Thailand's smartphone market, where the company holds an exceptional market share.
NEC Corporation (NEC) started its mobile terminal business in 1987. Since then, NEC has been providing many advanced mobile terminals, and a leading manufacturer in Japan. In 2010,
NEC CASIO was established to integrate Mobile Terminal Operations Unit of NEC and CASIO HITACHI Mobile Communications.
In 2011, the Thai smartphone market consisted of approximately 5.4 million units. In 2014, the sales for smartphones is expected to expand to about 10 million units (SA Research 2011 estimate).
Mr. Yoichiro Minami, Associate Senior Vice President, NEC CASIO Mobile Communications Ltd.,"We are very excited to present NEC's MEDIAS smartphone in Thailand, through SiS, a leading distributor in Thailand. MEDIAS is our product brand and it means "all the media in one hand". We developed MEDIAS to satisfy your needs and wants, so that you can enjoy the carefree and convenient lifestyle that MEDIAS is supposed to bring about to its users. We believe our waterproof MEDIAS smartphone will suit the culture of the Thai people as they enjoy water-related events such as the famous Songkran Festival."
Mr. Somchai Sittichaisrichart, Managing Director, SiS Distribution (Thailand) Public Company Limited., "Smartphone is the fast growing business in Thailand in 2011 and will continue to grow more than 10% in next few years. SiS started distributing Smart Phone products in 2007. As pioneer distributor of Smart Phone in Thailand, we continue to expand Smartphone business and become leading Smartphone distributor in Thailand. Knowing that NEC wants to enter Smart Phone business in Thailand, we are very glad to work with NEC to expand NEC Smart Phone business in Thailand. With high technology and high quality of NEC products, combine with our experience and strong reseller networks in Thailand, we are confidence that we can introduce NEC Smartphone successfully into Thai market."
Looking forward, NEC CASIO aims to leverage this opportunity in the Thai market to expand its presence across Asia Pacific, as the company seeks to develop new business throughout the world.
About the MEDIAS NEC-101S
Features: Stylish smartphone that is water and dust proof (IPX5/7, IP5X)
Dimensions: 128 x 65 x 8.2mm
Display: 4.0" FWVGA (854 x 480) touch screen
Band Support: GSM; 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS; 850/1900/2100
Company Name: SiS Distribution (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.
Representative: Somchai Sittichaisrichart
Business: IT equipment sales agent
About NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.
NEC CASIO Mobile Communications provides innovative mobile handsets for major wireless providers in Japan and the U.S.A. The company was established in 2010 after spinning off from NEC Corporationfs mobile handset business. Later that year, it merged with Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. a joint venture between Casio Computer Co., Ltd., and Hitachi, Ltd. NEC CASIO Mobile Communications aims to build an enriched communication linked society utilizing mobile handset solutions crafted from imagination and creativity. For more information, go to http://www.nec-casio-mobile.com/.
About SiS Distribution (Thailand) Public Company Limited
SiS Distribution (Thailand) Public Company Limited is Thailand's largest IT distributor, representing more than 70 world-renowned manufacturers of computer systems, software, peripherals, networking and smart phone products.
SiS head office is in Bangkok with 5 branches in major cities (Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Pattaya, Phuket) serving more than 5,000 resllers throughout Thailand. Total revenues in 2011 is 22,400 million THB
Visit www.sisthai.com for more information.