For $32.5 million, the government will purchase 400,000 Android 4.0 tablets from Shenzhen Scope. The agency will then deploy the tablets for educational purposes, similar to a deal India signed last year.
Additionally, if the original order works out, the government has an option to purchase another 530,000 tablets, at the same price of about $80 per unit.
The tablets themselves are none too shabby, having a 7-inch screen, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM and Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices are the Scopad SP0712.
Shenzhen Scope believes they can attract similar deals from other governments, as well: "Thailand is the first country in which we have provided large numbers of tablets for students. Now we are talking with other governments to provide this kind of tablet device for [other] students, including Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 May 2012 22:54