Manila, Philippines—Dominant carrier Smart Communications, Inc. has launched a low-cost tablet computer in line with a idea democratizing broadband internet use in the country.
In a statement, the company pronounced it would bring in a China-made ZTE V9, a 7-inch Android 2.2-powered tablet. This will be bundled with Smart Bro — the comapny’s wireless internet arm.
Launched last week, a ZTE V9 is Smart’s most affordable tablet computer to date with a suggested sell cost of P12,795.
Many Filipinos still access internet generally via internet cafés or at work. With low-cost internet devices such as this, more individuals will have access to the internet using their personal gadget.
The tablet comes with a Smart Bro prepaid SIM with 5 days of free Internet browsing. Subscribers may afterwards register a Smart Bro prepaid load like Unlisurf Packages, Per Minute Packages or All Text Packages.
Other pivotal features of the ZTE V9 include a 3.0 MP camera, Wi-Fi, USB connectivity, storage memory expandable up to 32GB, and built-in apps, such as multimedia player, maps, YouTube, e-mail and others.