Data Select secures exclusive UK distribution for Huawei

Data Select has been appointed exclusive UK Distributor for Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei.

Following on from the success of its mobile broadband dongles and ODM handsets for network operators, Huawei is entering the mobile device market as a brand in its own right.

“Huawei has a clear vision to build our market share in mobile and the natural partner in the UK to achieve this is Data Select, based on their proven abilities and routes to market. We have an exciting product roadmap and aggressive pricing which we believe will not only create market share for us, but deliver value to our customers”, commented Nicola Philbin, UK and Ireland general manager for Huawei.

Data Select will be offering Huawei’s Android smartphones and an internet tablet, which will all be available through Data Select from August.

The internet tablet is a direct competitor for Apple’s newly launched iPad but will retail at close to £329 in 3G format. Based on the Android operating system and following on from the success of netbooks, the tablet is an exciting proposition.

“Winning the Huawei agreement is a fantastic result for Data Select and our customers. It reinforces our position as the distributor of choice for manufacturers and customers in the UK. The handset range will provide our customers with even more choice, matched with Huawei’s proven build quality and refreshing pricing strategy”, added George McPherson, CEO of Data Select.

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