AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2003 – Motion Computing today announced it is expanding to the UK as part of a strategy to build a worldwide network of leading Tablet PC resellers.
Motion, which currently has more than 70 resellers in the US and Canada, said its first step outside of North America is in the UK with Ergo Computing.
Keen to establish a similar top-five position in the UK to that enjoyed in the US, Motion views the UK as a natural first choice market for expansion because of the ready acceptance and up take of Tablet PCs since their launch on 2002.
A leading provider of portable computing products since 1988, Nottingham-based Ergo is fully operational to market and support Motion’s complete line of award-winning M-Series Tablet PCs and accessories. It includes the 933MHz Motion M1200 and the Motion M1300, also announced today, which is designed around Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology for even greater speed and longer battery life.
“The UK is the first of several large international markets targeted for our Tablet PC products, and we’ve built a dedicated Web site (http://motioncomputing.co.uk) to support UK customers,” said Motion CEO Scott Eckert. “We’re very pleased with the speed and the superior manner in which Ergo has integrated our product line. It’s an early validation of our strategy to establish a global network based on resellers that are market leaders in their respective countries.”
“We are delighted to offer Motion’s range in the UK. The Motion M-Series design based around a 12.1 inch display, which is 35% larger than any slate on the market, gives it a distinct advantage which, I believe will make it an instant success in the growing UK’s Tablet PC markets,” said Ergo Managing Director Neil Bellamy. “The product line including accessories enhances and complements our existing range of notebooks and secure desktop products – leading edge, high quality and fully featured,” he added.
Ergo will be offering the complete Motion line with prices starting from £1,489 excluding VAT for the base M1200 which includes a ULV Mobile Intel® Pentium® III Processor - 933MHz-M processor, 256Mb RAM, 20GB drive, 802.11b wireless capability, Integrated Modem and Network controller, full size digitiser pen and one year warranty.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing – a Tablet PC market leader – combines world-class innovation and industry experience, enabling people to use computers in new ways and places. Marketed directly through its Web site and an experienced international reseller network, each Motion product is built to customer specifications. The company’s M1200 and M1300 Tablet PCs and accessories are designed for users who need a combination of true mobility, power and versatility. For more information: http://motioncomputing.co.uk
About Ergo Computing
Ergo Computing, based in Nottingham (UK), are the UK's largest specialist manufacturer of portable computers. Every Tablet PC is built-to-order, and rigorously tested and configured on the UK's most advanced bespoke robotic production facility. Committed to providing the best technical support within the IT industry, Ergo markets its range of performance portable computers and Tablet PCs into both the UK Public Sector (including Central and Local Government, National Health Service and Ministry Of Defence) and to solutions providers through a dealer network. Further information is available at http://www.ergo.co.uk.
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