TMCnet Feature
October 05, 2011

Custom Android Tablets Offered to Publishers by TigerDirect

By Jennifer Russell, TMCnet Copy Editor

Systemax, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, consumer electronics retailer TigerDirect, has partnered with Android (News - Alert) tablet manufacturer ARCHOS to offer publishers customized tablet computers for their readers.



Called PubTab, the system boasts a 10-inch tablet, camera and CPU running the Android platform, and also offers full logistics capabilities including order fulfillment, customer and technological support.

“The launch of PubTab highlights our unique ability to serve the B2B and B2C marketplace and utilizes our strong vendor relationships, state-of-the-art call centers and extensive logistics capabilities,” said Richard Leeds, Systemax’s chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to have partnered with Archos, as they are a proven and reliable manufacturer for this unique solution.”

Philadelphia Media Network Inc., owner and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com was first company to offer a discounted Android tablet packaged to subscribers, which includes four pre-loaded applications that displayed digital versions of the publisher’s two newspapers and web site to subscribers.

“We are proud to partner with Systemax and TigerDirect on this opportunity to take digital media to the next level,” Henri Crohas, CEO of ARCHOS (News - Alert) said in a statement. “As media consumption changes, it is important to understand how people want their news delivered and this offering is the perfect solution for today's technology-driven society.”

In other news, netTALK.com, Inc., a telecommunications and consumer electronics company offering a variety of products and services designed to help consumers save money on phone calls and more, recently announced that the netTALK DUO telephone device and digital phone service is now available from electronics retailer Circuit City, a subsidiary of Systemax, Inc., via CircuitCity.com.





Jennifer Russell is a TMCnet Copy Editor. Previously she worked as an Editorial Production Assistant at the Taunton Press and as a Production Assistant at Hersam-Acorn Newspapers. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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