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Saturday, May 14, 2011

PLDT to Offer Smartphones and Tablets this 3rd Quarter

PLDT is planning to launch smartphones in June this year and tablets in the third quarter.

According to PLDT chief executive Napoleon Nazareno, the company has ordered 200,000 smartphones from Chinese manufacturers, including ZTE, to cover projected demand until the first half of 2012.
The company ordered a smaller number of tablets, which will be priced between USD 200 and 250. The smartphones will run on Android and are expected to be priced around US$163 for touchscreen models.

Demand for mobile internet services in increasing, with daily internet surfing volume around 40 percent in the first quarter, Nazareno added.


Report from:  Wireless Federation

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