NEO Omnipad R72
Philippine personal computing manufacturer Neo Manufacturing and Services, Inc. celebrates 10 years of local business success with a new product line—the Omnipad R72 and the M71-3G tablet series—that signifies Neo’s expansion into the industry’s fastest growing handheld gadget sector today.
The NEO Omnipad R72 (pictured above) brings to consumers an RK2926 Cortex A9 processor, Android Jellybean 4.1 Operating System, a 512 MB memory, along with a 4 GB flash storage (expandable to 32 GB micro SD capacity), a 7-inch multi-touch LCD screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, back and front cameras, and a 3000 mAh battery.
NEO Omnipad M71-3G
While the NEO Omnipad M71-3G which was released in early June, offers a dual-SIM mobile phone capability, 7-inch capacitive screen, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, Android Jellybean 4.1 OS, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage (expandable to 32 GB micro SD capacity), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity as well as back and front cameras, an analog TV and a 3600 mAh battery.
NEO Founder Jason Cheng said, “We are committed to building the Neo brand in the Philippines and better serve our customers by demonstrating continuous product enhancements and developments and improved after-sales service. We’ve also enhanced our channel partner program through marketing support. To date, we are celebrating a decade of partnership with six trusted retailers in the country, and the list of partners continues to grow.”
Neo began its business operations as a partner of the Philippine Long Distance and Telecommunications Company (PLDT), providing personal computers (PCs) bundled with PLDT services.
Today, the company has grown into a top local notebook brand in the Philippines, backed by globally trusted technology from Intel Corporation and Microsoft. It also develops notebook and tablet solutions that cater to various market segments.
Earlier this year, Neo also launched its Élan notebook gaming series to provide mobility, functionality and hardware quality to the country’s avid gamers.
Other Neo products may be viewed at their showrooms in Facilities Centre Bldg., Mandaluyong City; SM North Edsa Annex Cyberzone, Quezon City; and Cyberzone at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Coinciding with the company’s 10th anniversary is the recognition of its 10-year partnership with long-time industry retail partners namely Octagon, PC Express, PC Corner, Silicon Valley, Techead and Compex.
PC Express Product Manager Armando Carpena said, “PC Express extends its warmest congratulations to Neo Manufacturing for reaching its 10-year milestone in the personal computing business. Staying successful in this fast-changing industry is such a tall order; we’re glad that over the years, Neo has proven its ability to rise to the challenge, while effectively responding to growing consumer demands. Neo certainly has our continued support, and we look forward to many more years of strong and promising partnership with them.”
Partner Octagon, an award-winning retailer with over 30 years of industry experience, believes that partnering with Neo helps push forward its mission of bringing the most current computing innovations to all Filipinos from all walks of life.
Octagon Product Manager Bryan Chan said, “Our company strives to provide only the best customer experience by partnering with major brands in the IT industry. As a relatively young local IT player, Neo first surprised us with its courageous foray into the big IT league, directly competing against bigger major IT brands. As it is, competition among the big players is already tough enough, but Neo proved it was ready to take them on by wisely positioning its personal computing products to the low-to-medium market segment and combined this with very attractive price points.”
Cheng attributes their brand’s staying power to keeping attuned to current market needs and trends, while staying open-minded and ready to respond to new consumer demands. “IT consumers get bombarded almost every day with new technology products, gadgets and upgrades. So our best response, really, is to keep up and keep supplying what the market wants. That keeps us grounded in our business ideas, because we plan to stay around for many more years to come.”