Digital and lifestyle distributor, Esquire Technologies – the 2012 African distributor of the Year – has announced that beta sales of the company’s own range of  Geeko tablets is “going well”. The company says that it has sold more than 500 “in less than one week”.
Esquire MD, Mohamed Cassim, says the decision to launch their own range of tablet PCs came after Esquire purchased the domain name
“We expect sales to be good when we officially launch at the end of June. We recently brought in 200 units of the five-inch Geeko Tablet PC and 600 of the seven-inch version to test the market and, in total, we sold over 500 units – all within one week of them arriving in the country.”
Cassim says the end of June will also see the introduction of the 10-inch Geeko Tablet PC , which will come to the market with Android’s Ice-cream Sandwich operating system.
“In order to ensure that the range is well-suited to the local market, we are doing all the applications locally, as well as the overall layout and design.”
He says the Geeko tablets are manufactured in the Far East on behalf of Esquire, adding that the new range will add a “significant chunk” to the company’s total revenue during the next 12 months.
“Our range is very competitively priced and, from a price/performance point of view, we believe they will be hard to beat.”
The new range is aimed at the business and home market – as well as the educational market. The entry level Geeko unit will retail for under R2000.00, while the business-focused unit will come in at under R3000.00. The Geeko tablet range will be sold via Esquire’s 12 500-strong reseller base, and the virtual reseller client base.