Turkcell Launches Turkcell Tablet
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Istanbul, Turkey -- Turkcell (NYSE:TKC, ISE: TCELL), Turkey's leading communications and technology company launched its own branded Turkcell Tablet, bringing dynamism to the tablet market with its thin and light design, as well as attractive performance with TV, music, and magazine content.
Turkcell Tablet offers its users a solid tablet experience with an emphasis on content through an interface designed by Turkcell Technology engineers and enriched by Turkcell applications. Turkcell Music, Turkcell TV, Turkcell Magazine and Turkcell Library services are ready for use on the screen of the Turkcell Tablet thanks to the Turkcell Fun Package specifically developed for it. Turkcell Tablet users can watch over 50 live TV channels and over 300 movies anytime, anywhere via the Turkcell TV Cinema Package. Moreover, they can listen to any song from Turkcell Music, which features over 3 million songs, as well as create and share lists, and download 50 songs each month free of charge for a period of 24 months (1,200 songs in total). In addition, 7 books from Turkcell Library, which features over 4,000 books, as well as Turkey's most popular magazines on Turkcell Magazine, come with the Tablet free of charge. Turkcell customers will also experience Turkcell's high quality mobile broadband services with speeds of up to 43.2 Mbps through dual carrier technology available on 99% of Turkcell's 3G network in 81 cities across Turkey.
Emphasizing the aim of making mobile Internet and smart phones accessible to a wider audience, and to offer a good smart phone experience with the Turkcell T series, Turkcell Chief Consumer Business Officer, Emre Sayn has commented that, "We have seen considerable success with sales of approximately 700,000 units. Currently, the Turkcell T series accounts for 21% of the smart phone market based on the Android operating system. And now we are carrying this success and experience into the tablet market with Turkcell Tablet. Indeed, user experience, mobility and high quality content that are easily accessible, have gained more importance for tablets. And so in entering the tablet market with the Turkcell brand, we have paid particular attention to each and every detail from hardware to software and from user experience to the content offered to our customers. As a result, we have come up with a product that delivers them a fast, high quality and superior mobile Internet experience. In short, we aim to meet an important need in the market with Turkcell Tablet, with its high quality performance and functionality."
Turkcell customers can purchase the Turkcell Tablet for TRY59/month on a 24-month contract. This price also includes Turkcell Fun Package content, a special leather case and 250 MB Internet package worth TRY27. Downloaded songs, viewed TV channels and movies of the cinema package are not reflected on Internet quotas. Corporate customers can enter the Turkcell Tablet world by paying TRY65/month on a 24-month contract, which includes the device, as well as 1 GB Internet package.
ABOUT TURKCELL TABLET
In addition to its light weight and slim frame, ideal screen size, superior performance processor, and fast Internet connection anywhere with 3G, Turkcell Tablet offers the best user experience with applications and tools (widget) unique to Turkcell, for both work and fun. Produced in collaboration with Pegatron, Turkcell Tablet uses the Android 4.1.1 JellyBean operating system. The resolution of the 10.1" Wideview IPS LCD screen is 1280x800. Ensuring superior performance in various types of usage, from corporate applications to games, Turkcell Tablet incorporates one of the most advanced Quad Core operating systems; nVidia T30SL 1.2 Gh and QuadCore. With an 8 MP back and 2 MP front camera support and HD video, Turkcell Tablet enables high quality recording of precious moments with panoramic filming. In addition to its 16 GB interior memory, the device, featuring MicroSD, provides limitless Internet access anywhere with its 3G and Wi-Fi support. And with its 226x175.4x8.4 mm dimensions and 545 gram weight, Turkcell Tablet is one of the thinnest and lightest tablets in the market, enabling its users to enjoy real mobility.
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 35.2 million subscribers as of September 30, 2012. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with it's approximately 68.1 million subscribers as of September 30, 2012. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using the Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers, e.g. 84 Mbps in the near future. As of September 30, 2012, Turkcell population coverage is at 99.17% in 2G and 83.14% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY2.8 billion (US$1.5 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY18.0 billion (US$10.1 billion) as of September 30, 2012. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr
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