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Bridge the digital gap

Geraldine Panapasa
Saturday, January 12, 2013

WITH the new school year just around the corner, mobile giant Vodafone Fiji is offering its customers the game-changing Netbook for less than $400 — an alternative to the more expensive and less portable laptop PC.

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Sanjeewa Perera said the Netbook cost $399 and was an ideal tool for students heading back to school.

"Connecting to and browsing the internet becomes much easier and efficient with the Netbook. This opens up a plethora of opportunities for the young and old alike," Mr Perera said.

"Netbooks are far superior to the everyday laptop in terms of connectivity and networking. It will be much appreciated by those on the go.

"With an inbuilt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth system that allows for connectivity to 3G network, there are not many things left to which a Netbook cannot connect. Much has been said about bridging the digital divide gap in Fiji. Vodafone is making a genuine and concerted effort to provide the hardware and appropriate data package to make data more accessible and affordable.

"Now that schools are about to re-open, we feel that notebooks are better suited to the needs of the students."

He said 10,000 units of the ZTE Tablets were sold for $159 within days of its release during the Christmas period last year.