By Tom Noda
After the launch of its dual-core Telpad last July, PLDT recently staged a gaming competition to show off its upgraded “landline-and-tablet-in-one” device.
Dubbed “The Telpad Games”, the contest was held at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City and participated in by local tech media practitioners.
Patrick Tang, vice president and head of PLDT Home Voice Solutions, said the gaming gig proved that besides communication, the Telpad can be enjoyed by users for entertainment.
“We want to offer the best games, movies, and music so families can do more with their Telpad whether for communication, social media, or entertainment,” Tang said.
PLDT’s Home Group conducted the gaming contest with players using popular games of EA Games such as Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Mass Effect Infiltration, and Bejeweled 2.
Tang said the EA games highlighted the enhanced features of the Telpad, noting that apart from its 1.6GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor and Android Jellybean OS, the Telpad is now backed by 1GB RAM that enables users to run more apps and open more tabs simultaneously for easier multi-tasking.
Its 7-inch G2 capacitive wide-viewing-angled LCD screen features a multi-touch system for improved touch-screen experience.
The executive added Telpad can also play videos for up to six hours in most formats while its HDMI capability results in higher viewing resolution.
It also has a brighter IPS (In-plane switching) screen that maintains low power consumption. Its standby time is promised at 180 hours.
Besides EA Games, the PLDT Home Group also partnered with PLDT’s entertainment content providers such as Spinnr powered by Smart Music, and Clickplay through the PLDT knAPPsack app.