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Month: December 2016

Two innovative recycling programs in Hong Kong give to people in need

Two innovative recycling programs in Hong Kong give to people in need

By Ritsuo Arao, Asia Representative/Business Development Manager According to Discover Hong Kong, the amount of retail space dedicated to gadgetry and electronics in the city is “probably only challenged by jewellery [sic] shops and convenience stores.” With lack of sales tax and import duty, bargains can be had on all things electronic. And while “people in Hong Kong often own more than one handset and change models frequently,” retail prices are competitive, offerings are comprehensive, and products “not only keep up with, but often precede, world trends.” The mega sales result in, according to Hong Kong […]

Sneak attack: How an outlier smartphone maker becomes a decade-long overnight sensation

Sneak attack: How an outlier smartphone maker becomes a decade-long overnight sensation

By David Mayer, Manager, Solution Design and Business Development When surveying the market for the latest smartphone, most look to consumer electronics leaders such as Apple and Samsung, not low budget poseur brands. One Chinese manufacturer, however, has set out to shatter preconceptions. Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is now on a mission to not only compete with Apple and Samsung, but to actually beat these consumer electronics giants at their own game. During a recent industry event in London, Huawei surpassed its two leading rivals, unveiling a high-tech smartphone that features a first-of-a-kind dual-lens camera. Engineers from Huawei and German optics company Leica Camera, […]

From eWaste to eMaterials: Redefining the value of obsolete electronics

From eWaste to eMaterials: Redefining the value of obsolete electronics

By Vince Cavasin, Senior Director of Global Marketing Would you call this waste? How about this? Probably not. How about this? And yet, I found that last picture when I searched for “eWaste stock photo”. This points to a dichotomy that we at Belmont are working to change: when it comes to the lifecycle of all kinds of electronic products, we have a language problem that is both a function and a driver of our attitude toward them: when they are no longer new, they are “waste”. Newspapers, bottles, cans, and other products we have more […]

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