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Tecno partners with local online shops to sell latest tablets

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Tecno Mobile, has announced that it will partner
with local online shops to sell their recently launched tablet.

The company, which has been launching new models of phones and tablets in the Kenyan market every month, has also assured its customers that its products are of high quality.

The company’s Business Development Manager, Mr John Marshall, however admitted that imitations of their products have infiltrated the market, something they are addressing with the government.

“We will be releasing and selling tablets online because most users prefer shopping online,” Mr Marshall said.

He gave the example of their latest tablet DroiPad 8II which is available on online shops as well as retail shops.


“As you can see this tablet has been doing well in the Kenyan market in the last one month because of its fair price unlike other tablets in the market. Its all-metallic finish and a slim bezel, plus an ultra-thin body also provides a comfortable and premium feeling when you are holding it,” Mr Marshall said.

He noted that Kenyans’ love for smartphones is what informed their decision to launch phones which are 4G enabled.

“Kenyan’s love big smartphones and that is why we will also be introducing a Phanblet – a phone and tablet at the same time – in the market soon,” he said.

Mr Marshall said his company is averaging 200,000 devices sold per month in the Kenyan market and that 50 percent were smart devices.