Notebook and accessories retailer, The Notebook Company – which manages Laptop.co.za and Notebook.co.za online retail sites – is to launch tabletZ.co.za site as part of a plan to capture more of the tablet market.
Christopher Riley, CEO of The Notebook Company, said tablet sales now account for the lion’s share of the company’s revenue, with Apple’s popular iPads leading the revenue stakes by “a long way”.
“The Notebook Company took ownership of the Notebook.co.za online site in 1997 when thin laptops were referred to as notebooks, similar to now when thin Laptops are called ultrabooks. We then took ownership of the Laptop.co.za site during 2008 and started managing it in parallel with Notebook.co.za.
“For the past year we have been looking for the right online name to take our tablet business further – with some cyber squatters wanting up to R250 000 for some appropriately named domains. We thought long and hard before coming up with the name tabletZ.co.za – and it is now our new online name for tablets. Who knows, maybe we might release some tabletZ branded tablets in the future. ” Riley quipped.