Just had a talk with one of the industry people today and they mentioned that Solid Group, Inc. (SGI), the local MyPhone manufacturer, will be launching their own branded Android tablet in the Philippines.
No details are available yet but I’m looking into verifying this story and getting more details and pricing about their tablet. My guess is that it will come from one of those OEMs in China. The tablet is said to be named MyTablet.
SGI earned a reportedly Php2 billion in unit sales for the fiscal year 2010 — that’s a 9-fold sales increase from their performance in 2009.
With that volume, it’s not a surprise they’ll also going into the growing tablet market. If that’s the case, we should we be seeing really cheap (like under 10k or even closer to 5k) Android tablets real soon? Local competitor, Cherry Mobile, already has an Android tablet since last year so the one from MyPhone won’t be a first.