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Gigabyte to move into mobile phone market

Taiwanese component manufacturer Gigabyte is preparing to enter the region’s mobile phone market. This announcement was made at Gigabyte’s 20th anniversary event in Dubai, which took place yesterday

Taiwanese component manufacturer Gigabyte is preparing to enter the region’s mobile phone market. This announcement was made at Gigabyte’s 20th anniversary event in Dubai, which took place yesterday.

Speaking at the event, Mohammad Bahrololoum, product director at Golden Systems Electronics (Gigabyte’s exclusive distributor here) said: “Gigabyte will enter the highly competitive mobile phone market with a range of models in the next few months”. Product specifications and prices were not disclosed at the event, however engineering samples were shown.

Gigabyte – established in 1986 – spent the second half of its birthday seminar launching a new line of ‘Napa’ based notebooks, which make use of Intel’s dual-core ‘Yonah’ CPUs and its 945 series chipsets. “Gigabyte has persistently dedicated itself to providing consumers with high performance, high quality products in a stylish package,” explained Louis Yu, sales specialist at Gigabyte Taiwan.

Four different laptop models were launched, including the W551N, W551U, W451U and W251U. The W551N is a desktop replacement model that targets users with high-performance requirements and thus sports a dedicated nVidia GPU. The W551U on the other hand targets users after a standard portable model. The W451U and W251U target users in need of portability, with the former model offering a 14.1” LCD screen and a weight of 2.05kg compared to the latter’s 12.1” LCD and 1.72kg weight.

Retail prices for these new offerings were not disclosed. The models are expected to land in retail outlets by the month’s end.

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