PLDT Home, Microsoft
partner for Tvolution device
By Leslie D.
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
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)