By Daniel Hunter
At the IFA Trade Show in Berlin, Samsung has unveiled its new Android and Windows-powered touchscreen devices, a new Windows powered tablet, a Windows smartphone, and an Android-powered camera.
“We are entering an age in which the mobile device in whichever form, whether manifested as a mobile phone or as a tablet device or some sort of ‘phablet’ hybrid, will be ubiquitous," successful UK tech entrepreneur Dan Wagner, CEO of mPowa, said.
"Consumers and business people alike will be carrying out increasing numbers of their tasks daily on the go and on a light, handheld device rather than on a desktop or even on a laptop.
“Regardless of which of the many types of new offerings, mobile phones, tablets or hybrid devices, will be most successful, we shall regularly venture forth armed with one device only, with which we will communicate, receive and send correspondence, and create documents in a multiplicity of different formats and media, research, transact, shop and keep up with friends - without requiring any additional device.”
Dan’s company mPowa has launched a new service that takes advantage of the increased ownership of smartphones and mobile devices worldwide. It is a free portable and lightweight reader and app which enable any one of these devices to be instantly transformed into a point of sales device, which can safely make and accept payments by all major credit and debit cards. This works regardless of the type of device and the operating system used and downloads the receipt and transaction details onto your mobile phone or tablet, and into your system, requiring no cumbersome further steps or costly further device.
Dan said, “The service that mPowa provides is a great example of the possibilities that can arise with a little innovation, allowing devices that consumers and business people carry every day to transform hitherto cumbersome but necessary daily tasks such as paying and accepting payments into an easy, instantly accessible added function of that same device.”
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