You can hit print on your smartphone now. Hewlett-Packard demonstrated this function at its Innovation Summit in Singapore recently. BT spoke to John Solomon, Senior VP of HP's Imaging and Printing Group, Asia-Pacific and Japan. Excerpts:
"We are excited about the potential of e-print in India because of the pervasiveness of the mobile phone. Smartphones are going to follow. And people don't need to know technical things like an IP address. They need to know just one basic thing: an e-mail address, to enable printing when a customer needs it. Much of our research and development also happened in India. We feel the adoption could be even faster in India than, say, the US. By 2013, there will be almost one billion smartphones, of which 35 per cent will be in Asia-Pacific."
"We have to move the printer from under the table to top of it, to occupy a premium position"