Tegatech joins forces with Japanese UMPC vendor

Tegatech joins forces with Japanese UMPC vendor

Distributor expects to sign a number of further distribution arrangements following the Computex exhibition in Taiwan

UMPC specialist distributor, Tegatech, has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese vendor, Kohjinsha.

The Kohjinsha range offers a low-cost entry into the UMPC space and starts at $999.

Tegatech principal, Hugo Ortega, said the swivel screen and touch capabilities differentiated Kohjinsha's products from other low-priced notebook alternatives, such as the Eee PC.

"The drive for lower cost computing made us look wider for vendors. Kohjinsha sells well in Europe and they were looking to establish a local channel, so it was a good fit for us," Ortega said.

Kohjinsha has not had a presence in Australia previously beyond some grey imports, Ortega said.

Tegatech will continue to target the mobile sales force vertical market specialists, where it has traditionally found its greatest UMPC success.

Ortega said he is continuing to hunt out new vendors and expects to bring on dozens more.

"The UMPC market is only starting to evolve. Over the next 18 months to three years we expect UMPCs to become mainstream. The market will be flooded by manufacturers and over that time quality brands and brand names will establish themselves as leaders," he said.

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