Haiti's First Android Tablet, Surtab

An entrepreneurial company, Surtab, has manufactured the first Android-powered tablet in Haiti. The WI-FI tablet is also available as a 3G model. Surtab CEO, Maarten Boute, says the costly technology device is being offered at a price within the means of Haitian professionals and / or students. The Surtab tablet is expected to raise the productivity of professionals and aid in students' coursework and research.


Haitian Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, held a media conference to show off and demonstrate the product. He spoke for the millions of Haitians when he said Haiti was gratified to finally be on the receiving end of current technology, which will make tablet users inclusive in the worldwide, everyday use of the Internet, and access to tablet apps designed to make tablet use more beneficial.

What is exciting about the product rollout is the affordability factor, which has made purchasing well-known brand names in the marketplace an impossibility. But with the standard WI-FI tablet selling for $100 retail and 3G at $200, Haitians will be flooding the stores to get one.

Boute wants Haitians to become aware that Haiti is due to become a vital manufacturing center for household devices and electronics. He praised the workforce that has assembled the tablets, saying they possess a good work ethic and are driven to excel.

Surtab, a collaboration of Boute and the Coles' family are looking forward to capturing other Caribbean markets like Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, and Suriname.

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