HCL Launches a new range of ME Tablets in Rwanda and across Africa and the Middle East

DUBAI – HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier services and ICT systems integration, distribution and hardware company, has announced the launch of a new range of ME tablets in Rwanda and across Africa and the Middle East.

DUBAI – HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier services and ICT systems integration, distribution and hardware company, has announced the launch of a new range of ME tablets in Rwanda and across Africa and the Middle East. HCL has launched three new ME tablets, namely U2, V1 and Y3 and emerged the leaders in value tablets in the Middle East. The new series aims to enhance user experience and create value for customers across categories in Africa and the Middle East. In the African countries – Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda the new ME Tablets were available in leading stores by the beginning of last month.

Commenting on the launch, Srinath Nagarajan, the HCL Infosystems business head in charge of the Middle East and Africa region, mobility business unit, said: “We are very excited to launch our new range of ME tablets. The launch comes as part of our commitment to offer the best in technology and continue our innovation and leadership in the value category of tablets. Africa has a highly competitive tablet market with the demand for innovative technologies growing at a rapid pace. We have made huge investments in research to develop innovations that would enable us to deliver devices to a larger customer base, making technology more accessible. Understanding the need to cater to individual preferences of our customers and resonating the brand message - Change Begins with ME - we wish to meet and exceed their expectations in technology by delivering an amazing user experience.”

The ME tablets have been innovated to offer various unique and specialised features. The U2 Tab offers a fast processor and Google Play, the V1 Tab has a facility for 2G calling and the Y3 Tab has 3G calling facility and a Dual sim.

The U2 has an integrated HDMI connectivity Port, which connects the tablet to external display devices for gaming, video playback or emails. It has a powerful CPU, powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A9 CPU, which enables U2 to deliver high performance with low power consumption. The tab has an integrated front camera for video chat and also carries a powerful GPU and 1GB DDR3 RAM, which enables one to enjoy smooth 2D/3D graphics gaming. The tablet has an 8GB internal memory where one can store all their favourite movies, photos, games and also which is externally expandable through a 32GB micro SD card. It also comes pre-loaded with Thinkfree Office, which enables users to create and edit office documents on the go.

The key features & specifications of the ME U2 are Android 4.0 (ice cream sandwich), 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen, next generation processor, ARM Mali-400GPU, front camera for video chat, HDMI port and is at $109.

The HCL ME V1 tablet has a sleek and slim Metal ID, combining fashion and sturdiness in an elegant form. It has a built-in voice calling, having the integrated phone functions of voice calling and integrated SIM slots. The V1 Tab even beats its similar competitors in the android tablet and phone category with its powerful features such as 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0, dual camera with LED flash, 1 GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB internal memory. It also has an integrated voice receiver, proximity sensor, and loud speakerphone enabling the tab to be used as a full fledged android smartphone. It has integrated Graphics enabling smooth graphics and gaming.

The key features and specifications of the ME V1 are Android 4.0.4 (ice cream sandwich), next generation 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen, enhanced graphics, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB, dual camera with LED flash and priced at $136.

The new ME Y3 tablet has a built in 3G high speed connectivity (HSUPA) through which one can surf the net, stream videos and play online games. The Y3 tab supports dual card SIM function, and both can be used for data or voice. The tab has a built-in GPS/A-GPS and it gives access to geo-position applications and mapping applications. It also has an integrated phone function, which enables one to get connected with friends and family through integrated voice call function, also enabling SMS, emails and chats on the go. The tab has a WIFI hotspot, where one can share their 3G connection with friends and other devices, with built-in WIFI hotspot feature. It has a powerful GPU and 1GB DDR3 RAM. It has HDMI connectivity, where the tab connects to external display with the built in Mini HDMI Port. The tab has huge memory, where one can keep and share videos, photos, games, through a built-in 8GB internal flash and externally expandable to 32GB microSD card.

The key features and specifications of the ME Y3 are Android 4.0.4 (ice cream sandwich), 7-inch high resolution (1024 x 600) multi-touch capacitive screen, 1GB DDR3 RAM, external expandable to 32GB, dual camera, HDMI connectivity, 8GB internal memory and priced at $204.

HCL Infosystems Limited is $1.9b Indian premier technology company and offers a wide spectrum of IT services and products ranging from Cloud to Learning Solutions.

HCL Infosystems MEA (Middle East and Africa), a fully owned subsidiary of HCL Infosystems, is part of the emerging markets outreach of the company and focuses on expanding the business in the Middle East and African geographies and provides comprehensive IT solutions to customers across verticals in the region.

For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.com

HCL is a $6.2b leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL a pioneer of modern computing and a transformational enterprise. It’s diverse range of hardware and software offerings span a wide array of focused industry verticals. For more on HCL, please visit www.hcl.com

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