Reliance Communications and Acer announced the launch of a new Netbook, Aspire One532h that comes embedded with the former’s Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus wireless broadband services. According to the alliance, the new device eliminates the need of plugging any external device that maybe required for internet access.
RCom’s Netconnect Broadband is available in 66 cities across India and offers speeds of upto 3.1 mbps over the wireless medium. The services are also available for speeds of 156 kbps across 25,000 towns and 6 lakh Indian villages.
On the launch, S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “The Indian market has been displaying a tremendous appetite for mobile connectivity in the form of Netbooks and Notebooks. This gets a further fillip with Acer’s embedded broadband Netbook with a multitude of attendant benefits like longer battery-life, convenience, tighter integration, security and lower TCO. A new category has been pioneered by Acer, and as has been its wont, this first-to-market initiative would further turbo-charge our growth in the Indian market”.
Speaking after announcing the Initiative R Swaminathan, Hub Head, Karnataka Circle, Reliance Communications said, “Reliance has taken the lead in bringing innovations in the mobile data space. Each of these innovations has successfully met specific needs of our customers and this has resulted in significant growth in our mobile data business”. “Now, by collaborating with a leading giant in laptops, Acer, we are taking the innovation to a new level whereby the customer will experience even more convenience”.
The device is priced at Rs.19,499 excluding applicable taxes & levies and comes up with 2 months of complimentary usage of RCom’s wireless broadband services worth Rs.2,198.