Posts Tagged ‘Challenger’

Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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New arrivals: New ASUS PadFone Infinity available from 9 Nov in Singapore

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The New ASUS PadFone Infinity will be available in Singapore from 9 November in Platinum White. The 16GB (S$898) and 32GB (S$998) versions are available from StarHub, M1 and authorised retailers.

The New PadFone Infinity Station is available separately for an additional S$328. The Titanium Black colour will be available later.

The Android New ASUS PadFone Infinity docked into its Station. Available from 9 November 2013 in Singapore in Platinum White.

The Android New ASUS PadFone Infinity docked into its Station. Available from 9 November 2013 in Singapore in Platinum White.

Both mobile operators will offer the hybrid device at a range of attractive mobile price plans that allow customers to connect to the respective LTE / DC-HSPA+ mobile networks.

The New ASUS PadFone Infinity runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and measures 143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9 mm, weighs 145g and has a 2400mAh battery.

The docking station measures 264.6 x 181.6 x 10.6 mm, weighs 532g and includes a 5000mAh battery.

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ASUS PadFone Infinity available in Hot Pink & Champagne Gold

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

ASUS PadFone Infinity is now available in Singapore in Hot Pink and Champagne Gold versions, in addition to the current Titanium Gray.

The 32GB (S$898) and 64GB (S$998) versions are available at StarHub, M1, and authorised retailers. The tablet station is sold separately at S$368.

The ASUS FonePad Infinity is now available in Singapore in Hot Pink, Champagne Gold and Titanium Gray.

The ASUS FonePad Infinity is now available in Singapore in Hot Pink, Champagne Gold and Titanium Gray.

First unveiled in Singapore in May, the ASUS PadFone Infinity has a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display (441 pixels per inch) running Android 4.1 on a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.

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Microsoft launches Surface RT in Singapore with Challenger

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Singapore is the first South East Asia market to launch the Microsoft Surface RT tablet computer. Both the 32GB (S$668) and 64GB (S$798) versions are now available in Singapore at 20 Challenger stores. Price list within.

Microsoft Surface RT tablet has just been launched in Singapore.

Microsoft Surface RT tablet has just been launched in Singapore.

Microsoft describes the Surface RT as “a tablet with some laptop capabilities”.

One big selling point is that the tablet ships with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT – which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Hands-on

Physically, the Surface RT feels light at 680g and is only 9.4mm thin (275 x 172 mm in size).

Integrated kick-stand to prop the tablet up in landscape mode.

Integrated kick-stand to prop the tablet up in landscape mode.

There is an integrated kickstand that folds out behind the tablet – allowing it to stand in landscape orientation.

Unfortunately, the stand doesn’t work in portrait orientation so you’ll have to hold it with your hands instead.

The keyboard doubles up as a cover to protect the 16:9 widescreen high-definition display (10.6-inch ClearType HD touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 pixels).

It was easy to attach and separate the keyboard/cover from the tablet.

Simply pull the magnetic connectors apart or put the edges close to each other for the connectors to snap in place.

There is a full-sized USB port and microSDXC card slot for additional storage.

The Surface RT runs on a Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with 2GB RAM.

The Touch Cover is really thin at 3mm.

The Touch Cover is really thin at 3mm.

It runs Windows RT and works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.

What this means is that don’t expect any software written for the full Windows OS (Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP etc) to run on the tablet.

Challenger is the sole launch retailer for the Surface RT in Singapore.

Prices are listed below.

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