PLDT Home, Microsoft partner for Tvolution device

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Listed Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has partnered with global technology giant Microsoft to unveil Tvolution Stick, the country’s first device that transforms a television into a fully functional personal computer.

Patrick Tang, Vice President of PLDT HOME Voice Solutions, said the Philippines is the fourth country to launch such innovation after the United States, India and Taiwan.

Tang said the device is offered to new PLDT Home subscribers or existing subscribers.

It is based on the Intel Compute Stick and runs on Windows OS 8.1, letting users stream movies and videos, search the web, send and receive emails and do other activities that are normally done on a computer.

“We live in what we call a mobile-first, cloud-first world where people are always on the go and are using devices that are getting better and smarter. This what makes this partnership with PLDT crucial to our mission of empowering every individual in the world –we are bringing the convenience and innovation of Microsoft technology straight to the homes of our customers,” said Carlos Lopes, Microsoft Consumer and Channels Group General Manager for Asia Pacific. (PNA)