Much like Christmas trees and those lavish decorations with the bright lights, lining up to have your picture taken with a guy in a red suit has become part of the yearly holiday mall events .
Mall goers at the SM Mall of Asia, however, were in for quite a different surprise, as instead of Santa Claus, people were taking photos of a group of handsome men in red and white, who instead of gifts were giving out free WiFi!
Later revealed as the #HuaweiHotspotHotties, these foreign models led shoppers to the Cyberzone event center where Huawei exhibited their latest line of pocket WiFi devices via a mini fashion show. “The #HuaweiHotspotHotties characterize the sleek and elegant look of our new WiFi devices that are guaranteed to make heads turn for a second look, says Charles Wu country manager of Huawei’s consumer business group. “But more than just its refined and stunning appearance, Huawei’s new connectivity devices also delivers fast uninterrupted 3G and LTE connectivity wherever you go.” Wu said the event was held to educate internet users of the advantages and features of the devices, and let them experience firsthand why people are now asking for a Huawei when purchasing a pocket WiFi.
Huawei Country Manager Charles Wu addressing the crowd as the Huawei Flash, Spark and Lightning are unveiled #hotties #hotspothottiespotted #ExperienceHuawei A photo posted by Jeffrey Aspacio (@jaspacio) on
“Everybody wants a reliable internet connection, as the leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei is known for building telecommunication networks around the world, as such, our strength lies in designing products that would work best with the current infrastructure of these mobile broadband networks,” says Wu.
Audiences who “spotted” these Hotties and uploaded their pictures on social media also got the chance to win their own pocket WiFi devices and other exciting prizes.
“Always on” mentality
With the continued growth and increase in the number of mobile devices being used to access the internet, Filipinos have developed this “always on” mentality or that need to be always connected.
According to a study called Wave7, Filipinos have been using social media platforms 53 hours a week—11 hours more than the total global usage. Thus it comes as no surprise that from being the text messaging capital of the world, the Philippines has now become the social media capital of the world.
“Whether it’s to keep in touch with friends and family, share new experiences or meet new people, we are always looking for the best way to connect to the internet,” notes Jose Vega, Sales and Marketing Director, Huawei Device Philippines.
“One of the first things people ask about as soon as they arrive at their destination– whether its a hotel, a restaurant or even at a friend’s house is for the Wi-Fi password, but since not all venues could handle the number of people connecting to their routers, internet connection can be very slow– that is if you can even connect in the first place. That is why having your own Pocket WiFi device remains the best and most convenient solution especially if you are travelling with your family or friends and need to connect several devices at a time,” he added.
“When you get a Huawei WiFi, you don’t have to ask for passwords anymore because you instantly become the hotspot everyone would be searching for instead.”
HUAWEI FLASH (E5573)
The Huawei Flash is an LTE enabled mobile WiFi hotspot highlighted by an exquisite metallic halo button at the center, and one touch play for easy operation. On the front of the device, there are two single LED indicators for battery and signal strength. The Flash can provide internet connection to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices with download speeds of up to 150Mbps and upload speed of 50Mbps.
The Flash is powered by a 1500mAH battery, which can last to up to 5 hours of WiFi usage and up to 300 hours in standby mode. Install the Huawei Mobile WiFi App 3.0, the Flash lets you quickly and easily “share” photos, apps between mobile phones accessed to the same Mobile WiFi.
The Huawei Flash supports Cat.4 LTE 4G FDD-LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+: 850/900/2100MHz, and 2G GSM/EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequency bands. It likewise supports dual band WiFi 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.
HUAWEI SPARK (E5330)
The Huawei Spark refines both style and size and is world’s most compact 21 Mbps 3G router. The one key design blends elegance and practicality to deliver portable network in style.
The Huawei Spark can support up to 10 WiFi devices to access internet with download speeds of up to 21.6Mbps and upload speed up to 5.76Mbps. It likewise boasts of a startup time of just 5 seconds
With its 1500mAh, battery the Spark can last up to 6 hours of continuous usage and a standby time of up to 300 hours. It supports 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS 2100/900 MHz; 2G GPRS/GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HUAWEI LIGHTNING (B315) LTE CPE Router
True to its name, the Lightning supportsfast LTE CAT4 connections of up to 150Mbps. This WiFi router is best for SME requirements as it can deliver maximum speeds of LTE CAT4 150Mbps through its Gigabit Ethernet port.
The Lightning’s enhanced Wi-Fi extends wireless coverage and eliminates dead corners and offers wireless access for up to 32 devices. The Huawei Lightning supports peak download speeds of up to 150mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps.
On UMTS network with DC-HSPA+ technology, B315 could achieve downlink speed to 42.2Mbps and uplink to 5.76mbps. The Huawei Lightning is also backward compatible with GSM and EDGE.
For more information visit http://www.huawei.com/ph/