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Exclusive Acer tablet bundle will drive mobile in Malaysia, say Intel, YTL

AvantiKumar | Aug. 25, 2014
The new Intel Atom Z2560 processor 1.6GHz processor powers the Acer Iconia One 7 tablet, which will be given free, in an early bird bundle as part of a plan to encourage more mobile Internet uptake in the country.

Acer YTL Intel launch in Malaysia 

Photo - (From left) Wing K. Lee (CEO, YTL Communications), Prakash Mallya (Managing Director Sales and Marketing Intel South East Asia) and Ricky Tan (General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd).


YTL Communication's Yes 4G mobile service together with Intel has launched an exclusive Acer Iconia One 7 tablet early bird postpaid bundle plan is part of a move to increase mobile Internet uptake in Malaysia.

Acer's Iconia One 7 tablet, powered by Intel Atom Z2560 processor (1.6GHz), will be given for free in the early bird Yes 4G internet plan promotion bundle available though all Yes Stores and Yes Exclusive retail partners nationwide, said YTL Communications chief executive officer Wing K Lee.

"Having built the largest nationwide 4G footprint in Malaysia, we provide one of the most advanced converged mobile services to more than 85 percent of the population across the country," said Lee.

"With our 4G devices such as the Huddle XS as well as our innovative YesLife telephony application, Yes subscribers can easily connect not only their tablets but also their smartphones and laptops to our Yes network and enjoy 4G speeds of up to 20Mbps with voice and SMS all in one single plan," he said.
"Following our memorandum of understanding [MoU] collaboration with Intel Malaysia last year, today we are proud to be the first and only Internet service provider in Malaysia to offer the latest Acer Iconia One 7 tablet free to every new Yes subscriber in an exclusive early bird bundle plan," added Lee.

"We want to drive mobile Internet uptake so that consumers are able to have seamless and instant access to information anytime, anywhere," he said. "This early bird bundle plan is a continuation of our efforts to make the benefits of mobile 4G Internet available and more affordable to everyone. We are excited for our new subscribers to experience true 4G Internet mobility via their Huddle XS on their brand new Acer Iconia One 7 tablet."

"Customers who sign up with the bundle plan during the early bird promotion will receive a Huddle XS free along with the 7-inch Acer tablet, which has been uniquely personalised with a Yes wallpaper and preloaded with the Yes Life app for them to make free voice calls and SMS with their Internet plan," he said.

 Performance and value

"The Acer Iconia One 7 is an incredibly portable and slim design 7-inch tablet and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. Measuring in at a sleek 9mm with a vivid 7" HD IPS display screen for true-to-life image and video viewing experience, the Acer Iconia One 7 also features Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, WiFi capability and a generous 16GB Flash memory," said Acer Sales & Services (Malaysia) general manager, Ricky Tan.

"With 40 percent more battery life, it is an ideal companion for everyday web browsing, emailing and social media interactions," said Tan. "The tablet also comes with dual cameras and a textured panel back available in four colour variants - black, blue, red and white."

"The Acer Iconia One 7 tablet has received positive reviews internationally for its performance and value. Acer Malaysia is very pleased to work together with Intel to come up with ever more innovative and cutting edge devices as well as service providers like YTL in bringing these great devices into market with the best LTE connectivity available today," he said.

Prakash Mallya, managing director sales and marketing Intel South East Asia, said, "Intel research tells us consumers in Malaysia are willing to pay more for higher quality tablets, and the Acer Iconia One 7 tablet does fall into that category."

"The Intel Atom processor is designed to address the growing needs of consumers for a high performing tablet that supports processor-intensive applications like gaming, while providing great battery life that caters to their mobile lifestyle," said Mallya "We are very happy to see the Acer Iconia One 7 finally arrive here and we look forward to working closely with Acer to bring more innovative mobile devices to market in the future."

The Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan will be available beginning 28 August 2014. For more information, please visit any Yes Store or Yes Exclusive Retail Partners, or log onto the Yes website.


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