Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ASUS and Intel Launch the 7-inch ASUS Fonepad™ with 3G Mobile Data and Voice-Calling in India





New Delhi, 24 April, 2013: ASUS India, a leader in the new digital era, together with Intel India, today announced the availability of the ASUS Fonepad in India. The Fonepad is a competitively priced phablet with 3G connectivity and calling features of a smartphone, with the versatility of a 7-inch tablet. Powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 with Android 4.1, ASUS Fonepad features a vibrant HD display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles and outstanding clarity.
“Users now want a better screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities and this is playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles,” said Mr. Peter Chang, Regional Director – South Asia & Country Manager, System Business Group, ASUS India. “By incorporating 3G mobile data connectivity with full telephony support, we have made the ASUS Fonepad the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device at an affordable price.”
“Innovation is key to success in the mobility segment and that’s our biggest strength. The ASUS Fonepad is a great example of bringing to the market what consumers want; an innovative product that addresses the emerging market, with a large screen size in a mobile device that runs fast with responsive applications,” said Debjani Ghosh, Managing Director- Sales and Marketing Group, Intel South Asia. “This is just the beginning. We will significantly increase the urgency to introduce a range of innovative and differentiated offerings that will shape the future of this segment.”ASUS Fonepad is ideal for people who value both the voice communication features of a smartphone and the entertainment opportunities offered by a tablet, but prefer the convenience of carrying just one device. ASUS Fonepad is a sleek, compact tablet with a metallic design that can be held comfortably in one hand, thanks to its light 340g weight and slim 10.4mm profile. Powered by the latest Intel Atom processor Z2420 with full Android compatibility, ASUS Fonepad features a perfect balance of performance and energy efficiency, with hardware-accelerated 1080p HD video decoding and up to 9 hours of battery life.
The 7-inch screen features 10-point multi-touch, and a crisp 1280×800 HD resolution for crisp, readable web page text and incredibly detailed photos. IPS technology ensures vibrant color with 178-degree wide viewing angles, and images that are clear and bright, even outdoors.
Built-in 3G for mobile data and voice calls
Built-in 3G with HSPA+ mobile data means ASUS Fonepad is an always-connected mobile device for seamless web browsing, fast downloads from Google Play Store, and smooth streaming of audio and video. Thanks to its full 3G telephony support, ASUS Fonepad can also be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset. With just one mobile data plan to pay for, running costs are also much lower than those of a separate smartphone and 3G tablet.
ASUS Fonepad has 8GB of storage capacity and has an SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage. It features a 1.2MP front facing camera for easy video chat and a 3MP autofocus rear camera with 720p HD video recording. ASUS SonicMaster audio technology with MaxxAudio 3 processing by Waves ensures clear, well-rounded sound quality.
Exclusive ASUS apps and accessories enhance productivity
The ASUS Fonepad comes with a number of exclusive ASUS productivity apps: Floating App for easy management of running apps and multi-tasking; SuperNote lite for handwritten notes and drawing; and WebStorage Office Online for Microsoft Office-compatible document editing on the move. Users also get 5GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage for syncing and sharing data with other devices.
ASUS India has an optional accessory for the ASUS Fonepad. Available in four snazzy colors, VersaSleeve 7 is a wraparound cover with a folding design that both protects Fonepad, and props up the screen in two different positions for typing and watching video.
Availability and Pricing
ASUS Fonepad will be available in India at an MRP of Rs. 15,999 across Croma stores and select ASUS authorized retail outlets starting 30 April 2013

UCWeb announces India as its second headquarters

New Delhi, April 24 Sagar media inc: UCWeb, a leading global provider of mobile internet software and services, today announced its growth strategy for the Indian market. India is the second largest growth market after China for UCWeb and its flagship product, UC Browser.
Mr. Xiaopeng He, Co-founder and President, UCWeb said that the company considers India to be its second headquarter after China and will focus on video and download as a key differentiator to achieve leadership position in India.
In addition, UCWeb also announced the release of updated versions of UC Browser for the Android, Java and iPadwhich includes video technology enhancement, crucial to the localization in the Indian market.
UC Browser is the market leader in terms of user base with more than 400 million users across 150 countries and regions and holds 25 per cent of the mobile browser market in India.
Xiapeng He, Co-Founder and President, UCWeb said: “UCWeb has a single minded focus to provide the best in class mobile internet browser to users and our decision to open a development office in India demonstrates our commitment to the region and our mantra of ‘go local.’
He also acknowledged the need of localization and local partnerships for the product to reach to the mass audience.
He further added by saying, “We are working towards building an open ecosystem by investing in teams and technology in India. We truly believe that India will be a big contributor to our objective of becoming a billion user companies. We are working with partners across domains and verticals by way of sharing traffic, users, and revenue with them; thus creating a mutually beneficial relationship for both. The Indian mobile internet community will benefit from the investment that we make in building an ecosystem in the market. We are open to explore fresh stream of ideas and newer business models to sustain the vitality of the community.”
Commenting on the strategy of the company for the Indian market, Mr. Kenny Ye, Managing Director, UCWeb India said: “In the Indian market we have seen a huge demand for watching videos and mobile downloads. UC Browser is leading the trend in this case as we are now further optimizing our product to negate the effects of slow and erratic networks and huge data costs. India is an interesting market in terms of usage where the first interface of users with internet is via their cell phones rather than a PC. We currently hold more than 25% of market share of the mobile browser marketing in India. We aim to become the number one browser by end of 2013. In this market, we are trying to enhance the mobile internet ecosystem as a whole including the mobile players, content providers, app developers, and we welcome more partners in India’s mobile internet community to join us.”
UCWeb, the pioneer in mobile browsing, also announced the launch of the new versions of the UC browser: UC browser for Android version 9.0, UC Browser for Java version 9.0, and UC browser for iPad version 2.0

PM condoles the passing away of legendary singer Shamshad Begum|

PM condoles the passing away of legendary singer @[112229128788691:274:Shamshad Begum]|</p><br /> <p>The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed sadness over the demise of legendary singer Shamshad Begum. In his condolence message the Prime Minister said that Smt Begum was among the most popular singers of our country for over three decades and captured the hearts of music lovers with her enchanting voice and unique tonal rendition. She was an artist of extraordinary talent and abilities, and the songs she has left behind in her long career, which she started with AIR in 1947, will continue to enthrall music lovers.</p><br /> <p>Dr. Singh extended his sincere condolences to the family members of Smt Shamshad Begum and her innumerable admirers.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed sadness over the demise of legendary singer Shamshad Begum. In his condolence message the Prime Minister said that Smt Begum was among the most popular singers of our country for over three decades and captured the hearts of music lovers with her enchanting voice and unique tonal rendition. She was an artist of extraordinary talent and abilities, and the songs she has left behind in her long career, which she started with AIR in 1947, will continue to enthrall music lovers.
Dr. Singh extended his sincere condolences to the family members of Smt Shamshad Begum and her innumerable admirers.

Visa on Arrival

The third Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee on Tourism Sector has decided to extend facility of Tourist Visa on Arrival at Goa, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi airports.

The initiative follows tourism minister K Chiranjeevi's meeting with home minister Sushilkumar Shinde recently to push for a more liberal visa regime to encourage tourism.

The Government of India has permitted Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) facility for the citizens of 11 countries viz. Japan, Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines Myanmar and Indonesia.

Shri K Chiranjeevi inaugurated the new campus of IITTM at Noida



Shri K Chiranjeevi inaugurated the new campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) at Noida today. 
Speaking on the occasion the Minister said India has a long lived tradition of Athiti devo bhava that has been shadowed by social tensions of modern lives. He said, “We cannot promote tourism if our visitors do not trust hosts and hosts do not welcome visitors. The host community must provide the landscape for tourism. To revive the tradition of Athithi Devo Bhava; tourism students can act as the brand ambassadors and also help the host community in realizing the importance of this industry”.
Referring to many gaps in our tourism supply chain the Minister expressed the confidence that our constant and active efforts shall bridge these gaps and we shall emerge as one of the leading tourism destinations of the world. He said in order to create a pro tourist environment in our country we have given a new lift to Incredible India campaign by targeting both domestic and international tourism. Shri Chiranjeevi said ,”Safety of tourists is our top most priority and there shall be zero tolerance for crime against tourists”.
The Tourism Minister said as you all know that tourism has been an age old activity and it is of no surprise that it has become one of the most important social and economic activity of today’s world. We can gauge the importance of tourism by the fact that tourism’s contribution to employment is estimated to be 6 – 7 % of the overall number of jobs worldwide. He said, “In India, the travel and tourism sector is estimated to create 78 jobs per million rupees of investment compared to 45 jobs in the manufacturing sector for similar investment. The millennium development goal of poverty alleviation can be achieved by the job opportunities available in the travel and tourism industry”.
Underlining the importance of research, the Minister urged the academicians and tourism professionals to actively take part in conducting research on various aspects of the tourism industry, thus providing essential information to enhance the effectiveness of tourism projects. He said, “Research is one area which needs to be carried out continuously in tourism to harness the benefits while avoiding the disadvantages associated with tourism”.

Manav Jaini and Mandeo Singh Pathania are joint leaders at the halfway stage

Greater Noida, April 24, 2013: DelhiⳠManav Jaini and Mandeo Singh Pathania of Greater Noida are the joint leaders at the halfway stage of the Jaypee Greens Open 2013 being played at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in Greater Noida. Jaini and Pathania have a total score of nine-uner-135 after two rounds. Sandeep Syal of Chennai is one shot behind the joint leaders in third place.

The cut was declared at three-over-147. Fifty-three professionals and one amateur made the cut.

Manav Jaini (68-67), who was overnight tied third, started his round with a bogey on the first and then came roaring back with birdies on the fourth and fifth as he landed it within eight feet on both occasions. JainiⳠunbelievable third shot from 90 yards out on the par-5 12th ended up in the hole and thus earned him an eagle. Manav, a winner on the PGTI in 2011, added two more birdies to his card after landing his approach shots within seven feet on the 13th and 15th to end up with a five-under-67.

㉴ was one of my best efforts of the season so far. I hit it close through the day and sank all putts. My round got going after consecutive birdies on the fourth and fifth. I would have landed it within a few inches on the 12th as well but the ball rolled in for an eagle and that was a bonus,䠳aid Jaini.

Mandeo Singh Pathania (67-68), who belongs to the Jaypee Greens Golf Course, maintained his overnight joint lead with a four-under-68 on Wednesday. Pathania, who started from the 10th, had four birdies and two bogeys on his first-nine. He landed his second shot within five feet of the pin for birdie on the 13th and found the green in two to set up a birdie on the par-5 15th. Mandeo then made three birdies against a bogey on his second-nine. He made chip-putts for birdies on the second and fifth and sank a 12-footer for birdie on the seventh.

Pathania said, ㉴ was another good day with the driver and I also made some brilliant chip-putts. A couple of long birdie putts rolled in for me on the 16th and seventh. I⤠say I capitalized on the par-5s today as I made birdies on three of the four par-5s.伯

Sandeep Syal (68-69) of Chennai is placed third at seven-under-137 while ChandigarhⳊHarendra Gupta (67-71) is a further shot back in fourth place.

Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U-16 Inter-State leg

Salwan Boys Senior Sec. School, Delhi stuns DAV Sr. Sec. School, Punjab with over all performances

New Delhi, 24 April 2013: Budding star Nitin Tanwar (67 runs and 3 wickets) helped Salwan Boys Senior Sec. School, Delhi beat DAV Sr. Sec. School, Punjab by 128 runs in Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U-16 inter-state tournament, played at G-Block, Vikas Puri ground today.

Batting first after winning the toss, Salwan Boys Senior Sec. School, Delhi put together a total of 261/8 in 45 overs. Nitin Tanwar and Shivam Chauhan scored (67) and (63) respectively. Manish Sherawat also joined in by scoring (32 runs). Abhinav Sharma from DAV Sr. Sec. School, Punjab was the highest wicket-taker as he took 3 wickets. Karan Kanojia and Shivam shared 2 wickets each.

 In reply, a well played inning by DAV Sr. Sec's Navneet (31 runs) did not help the team much as their batting line up collapsed at 133 runs in 36.2 overs. Nitin Tanwar and Anish Ali took  wickets each.

 Nitin Tanwar was later adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his spectacular overall performance

In second match, a splendid century by Mahboob Shaikh of Anjuman I-Islam Allana Eng. School, Mumbai in 70 balls helped the team score 283 runs in 45 overs. It eventually led to an easy win as Sree Valmeeki High School, AP could barely chase the target and were all out in 35.5 overs, scoring 88 runs. Anjuman I-Islam Allana Eng. School, Mumbai won the opening match by huge margin of 195 runs.

In another match, Man of the Match Harsh Sharma from CAV Inter College, Allahabad took 3 wickets which helped his team to register the easy win by 10 wickets against Navrachna School, Baroda. Navrachna School, Baroda was all out for 76 in 35.4 over’s whereas CAV Inter College, Allahabad chased their target of 76 runs in just 7.1 over with 10 wickets in hand.

Brief Scores

Match 1: Salwan Boys Sr. Sec. School, Delhi: 261/8 in 45 overs (Nitin Tanwar 67 runs 80 balls 2/6s 4/4s, Shivam Chauhan 63 runs 81 balls 5/4s, Manish Sherawat 32 runs 23 balls 2/6s 2/4s; Abhinav Sharma - 8-0-43-3,, Karan Kanojia – 7-0-44-2 , Shivam Chug 6-0-42-2
DAV Sr. Sec School, Punjab : 133 all out in 36.2 overs (Navneet 31 runs 54 balls 1/6s 3/4s, Karan Sharma 22 runs 18 balls 1/6s 3/4s, Abhishek Kumar 20 runs 21 balls 3/4s; Nitin Tanwar – 7.2-0-18-3, Anish Ali – 7-1-18-3, Manish – 9-0-22-2).

Match 2:Anjuman I-Islam Allana Eng. School – Mumbai: 283/8 in 45 overs (Mahboob Shaikh 100 runs 70 balls 11/4s, Hashir Dafedar 64 runs 69 balls 1/6s, 5/4s, Mohammad Aman 42 runs 57 balls 2/4s; P.Girinath Reddy – 9-0-57-3, S Praveen Kumar – 7-0-40-2)
Sree Valmeeki High School – AP: 88 All out in 35.5 overs (SJ Shakeer 38 runs 59 balls 6/4s, P Girinath Reddy 23 runs 62 balls 3/4s; Usman Gani 3-0-15-3, Sanath Wagal 9-1-23-2, Shoaib Khan 8.5-0-24-2)

Match 3: Navrachna School Sama-Baroda :76 all out in 35.4 overs (Siddharth Patel 15 runs 37 balls, Aryan Pradhan 14 runs 24 balls, Vishambhar 12 runs 55 balls; Harsh Sharma 7.4-3-11-3, Amar Chaudhary 8-2-15-3, Anupam 6-2-10-2).
CAV Inter College, Allahabad-UP: 77/0 in 7.1 overs (Rangarajan 43* n.o 19 balls 3/6s, 3/4s, Vipin Kumar 25* n.o 24 balls 3/4s)

For Today’s Sports:
Schedule for tomorrow, Thursday 25th April 2013 – 9:00 am onwards
Match No 1 - CAV Inter College, Allahabad  - UP Vs Don Bosco Matriculation HSS Tamil Nadu (G Block, Vikas Puri)
Match No 2 - Salwan Boys Senior Sec. School – Delhi Vs Navrachna School Sama – Baroda (Police Ground, Civil Line)
Match No 3 - Anjuman I-Islam Allana Eng. School – Mumbai Vs Balurghat High School - West Bengal (Talkatora Cricket Ground)

Canon redefines ‘Capturing and Sharing’ with new WiFi cameras

  • Launches 12 new models. Range expanded to 40 models
  • Showcases WiFi  cameras to facilitate ‘new trend‘ of Capturing and Sharing
  • Launches ‘Image Gateway’ online photography resource & web services for India
  • Consolidates entry into Cinematography domain with path breaking new 4K model
  • Celebrates opening of the 100th Canon Image Square store; Targets 300 by 2015
  • Celebrates award winning 2012 ‘What makes us click’ campaign with Anushka

New Delhi, 23rd April, 2013: Canon India Pvt. Ltd., India’s No. 1 Complete Digital Imaging Company, announced the launch of its new range of WiFi-enabled cameras ensuring a strong foothold in social networking in presence of famous Bollywood actress and brand ambassador, Anushka Sharma in New Delhi today.
5 out of 12 new models are wifi –enabled expanding the range to 9 wifi models in India.  These Wifi compacts are designed to provide a richer visual communication experience & ushering in a new meaning for ‘Capturing-Connecting-Storing-Sharing’.These 9 WiFi-enabled cameras in the enhanced camera portfolio allow for quick sharing and uploading of images and HD videos to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. New changes to Canon’s WiFi interface make it extremely easy to connect to wireless networks and mobile devices.
The 9 WiFi Compact camera models are (models in red are being launched today):
•             IXUS series: the WiFi-enabled IXUS 135, IXUS 255HS, IXUS 140, IXUS 510 and IXUS 240
•             PowerShot series: the WiFi-enabled PowerShot 3500IS, PowerShot S110 and PowerShot N
·                EOS series: EOS 6D
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To support the Wifi proposition, Canon also announced launch of its exclusive online photography resource and web service for Canon users called ‘Canon Image Gateway’. Members can connect, upload, store and share their photos and videos with friends, family and anyone else they choose. They will also have 24/7 access to informative photography-related articles on topics such as macro shooting, portrait photography and more, that will allow you to get the most out of your photography experience... every time. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY also serves as a bridge site to send images wirelessly to e-mail addresses, social networking services, and other Web services.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kazutada KobayashiPresident and CEO, Canon India stated, “India is a prime market for Canon and it is imperative for us to keep introducing high-end technology to stay ahead in such a competitive market. Success of futuristic technology only adds onto the confidence to experiment and helps a brand to provide its customers with a promising and unusual experience. Today’s launch focuses on a range of innovative cameras responding to the growing demand for technology amongst Indian users. 45 % sales currently come from the camera business group.With this new range of cameras, we hope 2013 will further consolidate our position as pioneers in the imaging space.”
With aggressive growth plans for the Indian market, Canon will strengthen its product portfolio through launching revolutionary products combined with robust marketing programmes. The company intends to capture it to 45% market share in DSLR and25% market share in digital compact camera segments in 2013. All this will help the company to reach revenues of ` 2,125 crore by the end of 2013 from ` 1,850 crore in 2012.
Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India commented, “ We focus on reconfiguring the photography business in India with youth-centric propositions using a three-pronged strategy of celebrity endorsement, imaging brand store expansion and new powerful portfolios with next-generation technology. Our efforts are manifest with the introduction of WiFi technology to Canon cameras, a sector certainly poised to grow. Canon hopes that WiFi technology will give users the convenience of transferring pictures to various devices and allow instant sharing, helping them to cherish their creativity & what we call as ‘Discovering New Moment’.”

“At Canon, we believe in reaching out to our target audience in a way that makes them connect with the brand instantly. Our brand ambassador Anushka’s playful attitude and youthful appearance in TV commercials and marketing campaigns has been a hit in building a stronger customer bond. As our customers get younger, Social Networking is fast becoming a passion for the Indian youth. Hence we have launched a new online initiative called Canon image gateway which is like a ‘double-SPA’ to represent Store, share, Post and Access images, Dr. Bharadwaj added.

Amongst 12 new models that Canon launched, there are 2 Cine Cameras which is the new domain that Canon entered last year. The path breaking 4K cine camera EOS 1DC, is ideal for shooting Bollywood films. The increasing demand for high quality moving images are fulfilled with this model which can shoot at resolution of more than double of Full HD video. The launch byAnushka Sharma, a leading Bollywood actress & Canon’s brand ambassador, was the new statement of Canon for Cinematogrpahy world.

 “Photography has always fascinated me for the memorable  experience it provides. I’m extremely happy to be associated with Canon and strongly believe in the brand.  I’m already excited to use the new WiFi camera and happy to become a member of Canon image Gateway. Canon represents today’s youth and their love for photography; it understands that basically, essentially, importantly and fundamentally everything makes us click, and now that you know ‘What Makes Us Click’...start clicking!!" said Canon brand ambassador, Anushka Sharma.

The company has set its aim at achieving a strong market share by the end of this year on the strength of Ixus & Powershot wifi models, SX Hi-zoom models & Robust D-SLR range.
Bullish on retail expansion, the company recently launched its 100th Canon Image Square store. Anushka alongwith Mr. Kobayashi and Dr Bharadwaj handed over the Key of the store to Franchisee Mr. Anand Sukumar of GK Vale Bangalore.

Dr Alok Bharadwaj commented, “We hit the century of 100 Canon Image Squares stores in 50 towns made in 29 months.  This is quite a fast pace of taking high quality photo experience to middle class Indians. Canon plans to open 50 more stores to touch the 150 stores in 2013 and ultimately 300 by 2015 spread across 150 towns”.

Enabling enhanced excitement, engagement, education and experiential purchase, the Canon Image Squares are built on the promise of providing photo application experience to the customers.
Canon was awarded with Silver ABBY award in the category of Household and Business Appliances announced during Goafest in March 2013.

“I am very happy to hear about this. I feel proud to be associated with this award winning Canon ‘What makes us click campaign’,” added Anushka while receiving accolades from Canon management.

About Canon Inc.
Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With over 200,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2011 (ended December 31, 2011) totalled $45.6 billion (at an exchange rate of 78=US$1). Visit the Canon Inc. website

Canon in India
Canon India achieved a growth of ` 1850 crore in 2012 which is 21% growth over last year. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety such as copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products,  camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers.

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon India markets over 140 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 10 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 1100 people. Canon has approximately 400 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has over 100 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 50 cities in the country.  Canon’s service reach extends to over 2800 towns with over 200 service engineers, 7 Canon owned service centers and 37 Canon Care Centers. Visit the Canon India website

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Aseem Tuteja
Corporate Voice | Weber Shandwick100, Second Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate,
Phase III, New Delhi - 110020, INDIA

Hewlett-Packard India today unveiled the HP Officejet Pro X series and the HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series – the latest breakthrough technologies that broaden HP’s Inkjet portfolio for businesses in India.

The HP Officejet Pro X500 series is recognized as the world’s fastest desktop printer by Guinness World Records(5), while the HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series offers laser-like quality and performance at very low running costs, comparable to laser toner refills(4).

These new inkjet innovations offer laser-comparable, robust performance along with affordability, which will empower businesses to decrease running costs and greatly increase productivity, thereby driving the adoption of Inkjets in Indian offices.(1,2,3,4)

Nitin Hiranandani, Director, Printing Systems, PPS, HP – India said “HP’s new innovations in inkjet printing technology are set to transform the office printing environment for Indian businesses. Enterprise workgroups and SMBs have told us they require technologies to improve efficiency and reduce costs, and that’s exactly what these devices do. They are simply designed for business.”

“The HP Officejet Pro X Series leads HP’s inkjet innovation for businesses by offering manageability, professional color printing at breakthrough speed at up to half the cost of laser printers. We at HP continue to advance inkjet innovation to help businesses succeed. The latest HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White  series features high print quality and reliability that offers businesses peace of mind at a very low cost,” Mr. Hiranandani added.

According to InfoTrends (December 2012), business inkjet devices are expected to take a greater share of the office printing market and Indian placements of business inkjet devices will grow from 14.7 million in 2011 to 18.9 million in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%.”(6)

25 Years of Inkjet Innovation
HP business inkjet printers have consistently received accolades and the new HP Officejet Pro X Series and the HP Officejet Pro Black & White series mark new achievements in HP’s 25-year legacy in inkjet innovation. Over the past year, HP Officejet and Officejet Pro series products have received a combined total of six awards for outstanding A4 inkjet printing and energy efficiency. (Summer2012, Winter 2012, Winter 2013) from Buyers Laboratory LLC.

HP Officejet Pro X Series - A breakthrough Inkjet Innovation

flow.pngPowered by HP PageWide Technology—the company’s next-generation inkjet platform—the HP Officejet Pro X Series can deliver high-quality professional documents at up to 70 pages per minute in General Office mode, making it the fastest desktop printer. The HP Officejet Pro X576/476 dw MFPs and HP Officejet Pro X551/451dw Printers deliver high-quality professional documents at up to twice the speed and half the cost of color lasers, allowing enterprise workgroups and small, medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to enjoy more time and cost savings.(1,2) These devices will address the needs of work-teams with up to 15 users printing up to approximately 4200 pages a month. Users can also print from virtually anywhere with the latest mobile printing technologies such as HP ePrint.(7) Additionally, HP 970 and 971 ink cartridges feature quick-drying, long-lasting pigment inks that offer highly durable, professional print quality, and feature optimized color mixing and paper interaction for high-speed printing.

The HP Officejet Pro X Series include:

  • HP Officejet Pro X451dw Printer – Priced at an MRP Rs. 31,499/-(8)
  • HP Officejet Pro X551dw Printer – Priced at an MRP Rs. 37,999/-(8)
  • HP Officejet Pro X476dw MFP – Priced at an MRP Rs. 43,999/-(8)
  • HP Officejet Pro X576 dw MFP – Priced at an MRP Rs. 50,499/-(8)

HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series

According to a HP-sponsored study by Spire Research and Consulting (December 2012), 24% of refilled laser printer cartridges produced inconsistent print results such as black spots, black stains and black lines.(4) 22% of the tested refilled laser print cartridges also required troubleshooting before the cartridges were depleted, thereby contributing to printing downtime and affecting business productivity.(4)

Original HP 960 Officejet ink cartridges, which are part of the Officejet Pro Black & White 3610/3620 printing systems, yielded the highest-quality results when tested, producing no printing error or inconsistency when compared to refilled laser printer cartridges.(2) Another BLI Reliability test (March 2013) reported no malfunction or misfeed for the Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White printing systems throughout the 12,000 pages printed.(3)

Compared with majority of black and white laser all-in-one printers in the same price range the new HP Officejet Pro 3610, 3620 Black & White e-All-in-One printers come with additional features such as auto-duplex printing, built-in Ethernet that enables Apple AirPrint on iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® and the latest embedded printing on Samsung GALAXY S 4 as well as HP ePrint(7, 14,15,16).

Additionally, the HP 960 Officejet ink cartridges produce laser-like black prints that resist water, fading, and highlighter smear, while lasting for decades. (9,10) Each HP 960 XL Black Officejet ink cartridge prints up to 1,600 pages and a standard-sized cartridge is available  from Rs. 595 – a very low cost when compared to laser toner refills.(2)  
The new printers use up to 50% less energy than mono lasers with this ENERGY STAR® 2.0 qualified e-All-in-One printer and save up to 40% energy with the Schedule On and Schedule Off feature. (11, 12) They come with an easy-to-use, 2-inch mono graphic display and can print at ISO speed up to 19 pages per minute.

The HP Officejet Pro Black & White series includes:

  • HP Officejet Pro 3610 Black and White  e-All-in-One – Priced at MRP Rs. 7,999/-(8)
  • HP Officejet Pro 3620 Black and White  e-All-in-One that comes with the fax feature – Priced at MRP Rs. 11,999/-(8)

About HP

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(1)            For HP Officejet Pro X Series - Comparison based on manufacturers’ published specifications of fastest-available color mode (as of March 2012) and includes color laser MFPs <$1,000 and color laser printers <$800 available March 2012 based on market share as reported by IDC as of Q1 2012 and HP internal testing of printer in fastest available color mode (sample four-page category documents tested from ISO 24734). After first set of ISO test pages. Additional information is available at
(2)            For HP Officejet Pro X Series - Cost per page (CPP) claim is based on the majority of color laser MFPs <$1000 USD MSRP and color laser printers <$800 USD MSRP as of March 2012, ISO yield based on continuous printing in default mode based on market share as reported by IDC as of Q1 2012. CPP comparisons for laser supplies are based on published specifications of the manufacturers’ highest capacity cartridges. CPP based on HP 970XL/971XL ink cartridges estimated street price. For more information, see
(3)            HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series - Based on comparison of manufacturers published specification by BLI for a majority of black and white laser all-in-one printers less than US$200 (including VAT) in China and India. See for details.
(4)            HP Officejet Pro 3610/3620 Black & White series - Based on cost comparison study conducted by SPIRE on HP Officejet Pro Black and White 3610 e-All-in-One series compared with an industry-leading black and white laser all-in-one printer less than US$200 (including VAT) with toner refills from three leading refill brands available in China and India as of November 2012. Cost comparison study based on use of original manufacturer's laser toner cartridge plus two refills. See for details.
(5)            For HP Officejet Pro X Series - Guinness World Records title certified for fastest time to print 500 sheets by an office color desktop printer, April 2012. Record set on HP X551dw and X576dw models. Details at Record attempt supervised and verified by Test documents ISO 24734 from sample four-page category test file printed in fastest available color mode for all products. Competitive set includes laser and inkjet color desktop MFPs <$1,000 and printers <$800 as of March 2012.
(6)            According to December 2012 InfoTrends report “Is Inkjet Printing Technology Ready to Transform the Office Printing Environment?” by Zac Butcher.
(7)            Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents, and image types, see And for additional solutions, see
(8)            The indicated price is Maximum Retail Price for consumers across India. The actual operating price in the market may be equal or lesser, and varies from region to region according to local taxes and levies.
(9)            Water resistance based on HP internal testing, using paper with the ColorLok® logo.
(10)         Fade resistance based on paper industry predictions for acid-free papers and Original HP inks; colorant stability data at room temperature based on similar systems tested per ISO 11798 and ISO 18909.
(11)         Testing performed in accordance with ISO 11798:2000 information and documentation, conducted by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, November, 2012. For more information, see
(12)         Majority of black & white laser all-in-one printers
(13)         Energy savings calculation assumes the device is scheduled to be off for 12 hours per weekday and 48 hours per weekend. Reduced energy use is compared with a typical daily usage model, which assumes devices remain in "off" mode overnight and on the weekend.
(14)         Requires an Internet connection to an HP web-enabled or networked printer and mobile device.  Airprint and other device/printer connections may require wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans and service agreements may apply. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only.
(15)         Compatible with  Android™ 2.0 and later devices, and  iOS 4.3 and later devices (iPad®, iPhone® 4s, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS, and 3rd and above generation iPod® touch) .  Also compatible with Windows 8 for tablet devices.
(16)         Mobile device and printer must be connected to the same network to access approximate cartridge levels.  iOS devices and Windows 8 devices must have app open to receive alerts.
(17)         Retailer availability and participation may vary by country.

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