30 Jul '11, 6am

Techie's love affair with tablet pays off

Techie's love affair with tablet pays off

ST MOBILE EDITOR ZURAIMIE ISMAIL STRAITS Times (ST) Mobile editor Zuraimie Ismail's love affair with mobile tablet devices dates back to the early 1990s, when he was working in Apple Computer (since renamed Apple) as an engineer. His first mobile tech toy: the Apple Newton MessagePad. The gadget - which he describes as his 'other love' (his first being his wife) - not only turned him into a hardcore Apple fan, it also made him wonder if mobile tablets could do much more than organise one's schedules and recognise handwriting and, say, allow users to watch video or read news over the web. Little did he know then that some 15 years later, he would be making history by pioneering Singapore's oldest newspaper's foray into the digital age. Not only was Mr Zuraimie in the team behind ST's multimedia news portal RazorTV, launched in 2008, he was also key to the creation of the ne...

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