Chinese Manufacturers Want to Make 900,000 Tablets for Thai School Kids
Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo are reported to be the three prospective Chinese suppliers for this tablet. An inside source said Huawei is likely to win the contract as the company had offered the lowest tablet prices of US$60 per unit …
The government’s tablet specification consists of a seven-inch display, one gigahertz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB of storage memory, wireless LAN support, 6 hours of battery life, and install with Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system. It must also meet the Federal Communications Commission’s safety standards. Huawei showed interest in getting the contract, however the company has also expressed the concern that the Thai government’s request at US$60 per tablet is too low and represents half the retail price. In the mean time, Huawei has the capacity to produce between 5,000 and 10,000 tablets in fifty days with durability of two years.
SOURCE: FutureGov via BUZZOM