Africa’s ICT device assembling giant, rlg Communications Limited has unveiled its advanced new Uhuru laptop-tablet device.
The long awaited laptop can detached to be used as a tablet, described as the first of its kind in the ICT market.
The unveiling of Uhuru was watched by hundreds of people who thronged the busy Osu Oxford Street in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. Curious members of the public had wondered what Uhuru was, after months of seeing and watching the ‘Uhuru, It’s Coming’ teasers on television networks, newspapers and online platforms.
The product takes its name from a southern Africa Swahili language meaning “freedom”, originating from Kenya.
Uhuru is 3G enabled and runs on the Windows 8 operating system, powered by a core i5 processor. It is has an Ivy Bridge I5 CPU, 11.6” Touch Screen, a 10 points Capacitive Touch Panel, 4GB RAM, 64GB hard drive, with a rront and back camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB and HDMI Ports and Micro SD Card Reader. Additionally, Uhuru has a detachable dock with second battery, USB ports, microphone, headphone and DC jack.
The product’s tagline is ‘More than a Tablet’. It provides the user the freedom to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The Chief Commercial Officer of Rlg Communications, Archibald Annan, told the press rlg was excited to introduce its latest innovation in the technological arena.
“We describe it as the product that is more than a tablet because it gives you the freedom to work with it as a laptop or as a tablet if you so wish. It comes with the latest Windows 8 OS from Microsoft, it is touch screen and it uses a Core i5 processor which is the highest in the range of laptops worldwide”, he said.
“Even when you take off the tablet you still have your i5 processor which is higher than any other tablet on the market in terms of the processor speed”.
rlg, with presence in about four African countries, has given indications the product would be present in all these countries which include Nigeria, Gambia and South Africa. The Uhuru brand has Ghana’s celebrated radio host, Kojo Oppon-Nkrumah as its brand Ambassador. He told the media “the sophisticated nature and the freedom associated with its use made me want to support its promotion”.