Tecno partnered with global computing titans Microsoft and Intel to launch the WinPad 2-in-1 hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet for the Kenyan Market. The unveiling event take place at the Serena hotel in Nairobi.
The WinPad 10, revealed on Techweez earlier this week, is Tecno’s first foray into Windows powered devices. Up until this point in time, Tecno has built a strong brand presence in East and West Africa by focusing on providing a range of Android powered smartphone devices that are competitively priced against similarly spec’d devices from Samsung. The WinPad 10 is the result of Tecno’s strategy to utilize this formula in the PC space.
Speaking during the launch, Tecno Mobile Deputy General Manager for tablet business unit Steven Hang said;
Kenya is a key market for us and the launch of the Tecno WinPad 10 demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative products to our customers. We believe this product will allow users to transition smoothly from business to lifestyle increasing their productivity by giving them the power of a laptop and the freedom of a tablet.
Many Kenyans are working on the move increasing the amount of time spent outside the office. As a result, the need for productivity on the go has increased and this device is designed to provide a solution to this need. The device, which only weighs 550 grams, is easily portable and much lighter than your normal PC.
Though the WinPad10 ships with Windows 8.1, it will be upgradeable at no additional charge to Windows 10 starting July 29th 2015.
To ensure that owners of the WinPad10 are productive from the first day they purchase the device, Microsoft will include 1 year of Office 365 Personal at no additional fee. This includes the latest version of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and 1 TB of cloud storage on OneDrive.
Click “HERE” to see more pictures of this Tecno WinPad 10, a 2-in-1 device that combines tablet and laptop while using Windows 8.1 with Bing Operating System (OS)