8/12/2016 2:23:04 PM
Huawei uses smartphone success to target UK b2b
Huawei has launched its Matebook device in the UK in a bid to target business users.
The 2-in-1 tablet was unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress and marked the manufacturer’s first step into the b2b market. Much of the thinking behind the device came from Huawei’s success in the smartphone space, which CEO Richard Yu said would be give the manufacturer an advantage in the PC and tablet space.
Speaking earlier this year at the Barcelona event, Yu said: ‘With the Huawei P and Mate S series people liked the design and this kind of smartphone. However business people need the long lasting battery and Huawei will bring out appearance in smartphones and smart watches into the tablet and PC industry. This is a new era of connectivity and mobility for businesses.’
Yu’s comments were echoed by Rhys Saunders, Sales Director, Huawei UK&I Consumer BG. Speaking about the UK launch of the Matebook he said: ‘With the power to glide through any task put in its path, and the aesthetics and build quality to impress in and out of the boardroom, the HuaweiMateBook truly is made for a new style of business. It is the device of today for the professional of today, and we are excited to announce it is on sale in the UK.’
The Huawei Matebook will go on sale across 13 stores in the UK and will retail from £749.99