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Pinnacle to distribute Jide Technology's Remix

Pinnacel to distribute Jide Technology's Remix.

Southern African ICT distributor Pinnacle has signed an agreement with Jide Technology to supply local markets with the Remix Mini Android PC.

As Pinnacle and Jide Technology explain, the Remix Mini is said to be powered by Remix OS, a custom engineered version of Android Lollipop developed by Jide Technology.

"Remix Mini allows end users to work and play with the entire Android app ecosystem while taking full advantage of intuitive PC features such as a taskbar, multiple window multi-tasking, and full mouse and keyboard support," the companies claim.

In its statement Pinnacle confirms that the Remix Mini will launch in South Africa 'at a price point approximately half of the cost of a traditional entry-level PC'.

The first stock will arrive in July and will be made available through Pinnacle's reseller channels and through retailer Makro.

The company has confirmed that the exclusive distribution agreement covers South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland.

It also has non-exclusive distribution rights in some other countries in Africa, including Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

"Details of our plans for distribution in other countries will follow once we have completed the launch of the Remix Mini in South Africa," said Pinnacle.

"We are particularly excited about launching the Remix Mini in South Africa," said Max Stone, Brand Director at Pinnacle. "The Remix Mini merges PC productivity with Android mobility, eliminating the barriers between document creation and mobile consumption."

David Ko, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Jide Technology, said, "We appreciate that Pinnacle shares our vision of pioneering productivity on Android and making computing accessible and affordable to people throughout South Africa. We look forward to the next few years as we deepen our partnership and shape the future of Android PCs for hundreds of thousands of families, students and businesses throughout Southern Africa."

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