John Keells Office Automation Pvt. Ltd. (JKOA), the National Distributor for Samsung mobile phones in Sri Lanka, has partnered with Jay Kay Marketing Services (Pvt) Ltd., the operator of the leading supermarket chain Keells Super, to market the comprehensive range of Samsung mobile phones.
The Keells Super outlet at Union Place, Colombo 2 will be the first such Keells Super outlet to showcase the complete range of Samsung mobile phones. The company promises that other Keells Super stores at key locations around the country will follow soon.
Keells Super is a retail chain synonymous with providing novelty in shopping, superior value, convenience, and loyalty benefits. At Keells Super, customers can now try out first hand feature enriched, user-friendly Samsung mobile phones at their convenience. Showcased in unique, modern in- shop display units with easy-to-understand product presentation material and information guides, customers are encouraged to have hands- on product trials prior to a well informed purchase decision. Staff, specially trained by Samsung, is available to provide information and assistance. Samsung offers discerning Sri Lankan customers, entry level Guru Series, Metro FM series, popular Corby touch series phones and a comprehensive range of business phones to suit every application and price point. Samsung recently launched in Sri Lanka a range of technology-defining, next generation proprietary open platform smart phones that include globally acclaimed Wave and Galaxy S models. These phones assure feature to feature superiority and higher functionality compared to any other brand available in the market today.
Together, the companies plan to offer special benefits during Christmas 2010. Loyal customers of Keells Super could expect unique Seasonal Promotions specially designed to reward and encourage purchase of Samsung mobile phones. Samsung, the world’s leading electronics brand that currently commands the No. 1 position in Mobile phones in key global markets such as USA, UK, France etc., is set to make head- waves with its operations in Sri Lanka.
John Keells Office Automation (Pvt) Ltd. and Jay Kay Marketing Services (Pvt) Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries of John Keells Holdings Plc, the largest listed company on the Colombo Stock Exchange.
Samsung says 5 mln Galaxy S sold, launches handset
(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it has sold more than 5 million Galaxy S smartphone handsets since the June launch, putting the smartphone laggard on track to challenge bigger rivals such as Apple Inc.
The world's No.2 mobile phone maker also introduced a new smartphone called Wave II, running its own "bada" operating system and aimed at the mid-range market segment.
A poor lineup of smartphones has been a weak point for Samsung as consumers increasingly move into the high-end segment that Apple jump-started with the iPhone in 2007.
Galaxy S, Samsung's answer to the iPhone, is powered by Google's Android operating system and sold through about 100 carriers worldwide, including four major U.S. telecommunications operators.
The company said it expected strong sales for the Galaxy S to help its 2010 smartphone sales reach 25 million units, lifting it to fourth position in the global smartphone rankings -- behind Nokia, Research in Motion Ltd and Apple.
The Galaxy S is Samsung's best-selling smartphone model, almost matching total smartphone sales last year. Samsung said it aimed to sell another 5 million Galaxy S handsets in the current quarter.