Nigerian tech billionaire says mobility tie with Microsoft moves nation ‘into the digital world’
Leo Stan Ekeh, the tech billionaire and Chairman of Zinox Technologies has said that the company’s alliance with Microsoft to drive mobile computing technologies in Nigeria will accelerate the country’s drive to become part of the ‘digital world.’
Zinox has spun off TD Mobile, its fully-owned mobile devices subsidiary, which the Nigerian tech billionaire has said will explore the market space for mobile computing.
Ekeh founded Zinox as one of Nigeria’s frontline PC assembly companies over a decade ago and says the foray into mobiles is a response to the ‘yearnings of the market.’
Ekeh, who spoke yesterday in Lagos at an event by TD Mobile to formally introduce the Nokia Lumia 2520, a tablet PC from the Microsoft Devices business unit into the Nigeria market, describes it as “a giant step of meeting up with global digital standards.”
The new entrant tablet that will be pushed in the Nigerian market by TD Mobile sports a silky and stylish design to fit with the latest trend in mobile devices has also been prided as the ”best bet” for today’s mobile workforce.
“The mobile is easy to manage with its silky design and it performs the work of a full-fledged technology”, Ekeh told attendees at the unveiling officially launched by Dr Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman of Open Media and a former EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Ndukwe said that NCC the 4G LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia 2520 is a big addition to Nigeria as the delivery of high-speed Internet to last mile has been a key plan of the Federal Government.
According to Ndukwe, “today you can virtually do what you can do with the Internet and with a product like this, the future is very bright in accessing high-speed Internet connectivity.’’
Also commenting on the product, Gozy Ijogun, Business Manager of TD Mobile said that Microsoft Devices has responded to the needs of business executives and the stylish mobile citizens “for a tablet PC that catches in its convenience, size and more functions than a laptop can offer.”
The Nokia Lumia 2520 has a high resolution display with the best outdoor readability that will enable users to view its display even under the sun.
The official market price of the Nokia Lumia 2520 was not announced by the company but a N145,000 promo price tag was placed on the product at the event.