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Microsoft, TG Fone sign deal on Windows

Microsoft (Thailand) has joined hands with TG Fone, one of the largest mobile chain stores in Thailand, to make its Windows tablets available nationwide.

This is the first time in Thailand that Windows 8 tablets will be sold through the 170 TG Fone retail outlets.

Haresh Khoobchandani, managing director of Microsoft (Thailand), said Microsoft was ready to continue the evolution of Windows into the "cloud first, mobile first" era. The partnership represents another important step in Windows' transition into the booming mobile sector to present a streamlined yet full-featured experience across multiple device form factors.

"Our vision is to eliminate this barrier to productivity with devices and services that serve up the full power of a PC and work on a connected platform, and that is exactly what we are offering in Windows tablets," Khoobchandani said.

Thavorn Thavornsapanant, managing director of TG Fone, said Windows has helped blur the lines between mobile devices and full-fledged computers to present user experience across different device categories.

Acer Iconia W4, a compact 8-inch slate running on the full version of Windows 8.1, will be the first Windows tablet to be sold under this partnership.

"We are delighted to have been appointed as the first mobile channel partner for Windows tablets in Thailand," Thavorn said.

Acer Iconia W4 will be joined by a wide range of Windows tablets at TG Fone stores in the near future.


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