Tech Data appointed HTC’s exclusive UK distributor for new Android™ 5.0 Lollipop Nexus tablet

October 27, 2014

Basingstoke, 27 October 2014 – Tech Data has been appointed as HTC’s exclusive UK distributor for the launch of the new Nexus 9 tablet. Leading smartphone manufacturer HTC and Google have partnered to create the latest Nexus tablet, the very first to run on Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop. With the latest Nvidia® Tegra® K1 64-bit dual-core processer, the Nexus 9 has been developed to deliver the ultimate user experience, appealing to both the consumer and business markets.

The contract was secured by Tech Data ahead of strong competition from other mobile distributors. As well as supplying major national retailers, Tech Data will be driving and developing the potential of the new Nexus 9 in both the consumer and B2B markets for HTC.

Adam Gay, Head of Development, Tablet and CE at Tech Data, said that the appointment as exclusive distributor for the premium Nexus 9 tablet is a strong endorsement of the company’s approach.

“Tech Data is focused on driving growth with its supplier partners and customers. We see a major opportunity to develop the potential of the new Nexus 9 in both the consumer and B2B markets. We have a strong strategic plan in the consumer market, which we are executing on successfully, and we have a very well-established position in the business market and with the enhanced apps performance and features of this exciting new tablet, we believe we can grow Nexus 9 sales in both sectors.”

Commenting on behalf of HTC, Hervé Fontaine, European Sales Director, stated: “With its established reputation and reach in the B2B sector, a growing presence in the consumer market and a focused and dedicated approach to tablet business development, Tech Data is the ideal distribution partner for the Nexus 9, designed by HTC. They can provide everything required – from overnight fulfillment for retailers to the value-added services and support for business partners – to help HTC achieve its ambitions in both of these markets.”

The result of a close collaboration between HTC and Google, the Nexus 9 fuses HTC’s cutting-edge technology and innovation heritage in premium design with Google’s excellence in intuitive software, for a premium tablet experience.

Encased in a brushed aluminium frame that seamlessly connects the screen to a soft-grip back[1], the Nexus 9 is both sleek and polished, showcasing HTC’s expertise in precision metal work. The tablet also has an 8.9-inch display with 4:3 viewing ratio that is large enough to master any task, yet small enough to hold comfortably in one hand. Weighing just 436g[2], it is also lightweight and easily portable.

At its heart, this easy to use, powerful tablet boasts an Nvidia® Tegra® K1 64-bit dual-core processor that makes switching between tasks both simple and fast, while its Keppler GPU delivers desktop grade performance and graphics in tablet form.

Front (1.6MP) and rear (8MP) cameras allow key moments to be captured as they happen, with the Nexus 9 tablet’s 2K screen (2048×1536) resolution delivering sharp detail and vibrant colours when viewing photos, browsing the web or watching videos. Dual front facing speakers feature a dedicated smart amp and HTC BoomSound™ profile for speaker mode, to enable stereo sound from the front of the device – perfect for music and gaming fans.

Designed to make the most of the very latest ANDROID™ LOLLIPOP Release operating system, the Nexus 9 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 32GB LTE models and is packed with features that make multi-tasking a breeze, while allowing for a high level of personalisation and security through a range of secure login functions. Its extended battery life means users can spend more time playing and less time charging.

The Nexus 9 will be available to order from Tech Data Mobile with immediate effect, with shipments of WiFi versions expected to commence in early November. The LTE version is due later this year.

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Notes to editors:
[1] The soft-grip back will come in black, brown and white.
[2] Figure relates to the LTE version of the Nexus 9.

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