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Post time 2012-3-11 10:04:08 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2012-3-11 10:04

New iPad sold out around the world.

same old question : what makes Apple tick?



would you upgrade?
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Post time 2012-3-11 10:41:40 |Display all floors
{:soso_e113:} Tablets: Chinese company wins contract


A Chinese company will supply 900,000 tablets for Prathom 1 students at US$81 (2,482 baht) each. Mathayom 1 students next in line.



China firm wins tablet PCs contract
Cost to govt is B2,482 for each Prathom 1 kid
6/03/2012
Lamphai Intathep & Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development Co has beaten three other Chinese companies to win a contract to supply 900,000 tablet computers for first graders in government schools.

The selection of Scope, which will supply the tablets at a cost of US$81 (2,482 baht) apiece will be put before the cabinet for approval today.

The 900,000 tablets will be distributed to all Prathom 1 (Grade 1) primary students this year under the Pheu Thai-led government's One Tablet PC Per Child scheme, aimed at promoting a knowledge-based and network-connected society.

The Education Ministry also plans to seek approval to purchase higher specification tablets for nearly 700,000 Mathayom 1 (Grade 7) students.

Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap said the project committee had chosen "the company that proposed the lowest price of $81, excluding transportation costs.

The selection of Scope to supply tablets for the project was based not only on price, but also on other criteria, the minister said. They included tablet specifications, insurance conditions, and delivery time among others.

The other companies in the bid had offered to supply the tablets at higher prices. TCL Cooperation offered $89, Haier Information Technology (Shenzhen) Co offered $105 and Huawei Technologies Co proposed $135.

A government committee set a starting price of 3,100 baht per unit plus 300 baht for uploading e-content. The cost excludes shipping costs to Thailand.

The decision was made after a committee visited the production lines of all four companies in China.

Of the 900,000 tablets the government will purchase, 860,000 will be distributed to all of the country's Prathom 1 students and the rest will be earmarked for teachers and kept as reserve inventory.

Gp Capt Anudith said the current budget of 1.9 billion baht was only enough for 750,000 tablets.

"We will have to use money from the fiscal 2013 budget to support the project," he said.

Scope's tablets will come with a two-year warranty and they will be handed out to the students without returns.

Scope has a manufacturing capacity of 24,000 units a day, the minister said.

"As soon as the contract is signed, tablet delivery is expected to be completed within 90 days, in time for the next semester," Gp Capt Anudith said.

Asked if the project would be expanded to other grades, Gp Capt Anudith said: "At present, the committee is responsible only for Prathom 1 students."

Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra earlier told the Bangkok Post that as the cost for tablets was lower than expected, the project would be expanded to Mathayom 1 students.

The tablet's specifications are a seven-inch touch screen, a main storage unit of 16GB, 1GHz dual core CPU or higher, 512MB RAM or higher and an Android 3.2 operating system compatible with Android 4.0

A government source, who asked not to be named, said the Education Ministry had also submitted a 7.6-billion-baht plan to the government to buy higher specifications of tablets for the country's 638,000 Mathayom 1 students. Those tablets are likely to cost about 12,000 baht apiece.

The ministry also plans to purchase an additional 540,000 tablets for Prathom 1 next year.

A source at the Office of the Basic Education Commission said that 10 days after signing the contract, Scope must deliver 2,000 units for testing, and all of the tablets must be delivered 90 days after the signing.

Digital curriculum content will be preloaded on the tablets, he said.

Meanwhile, a member of the National Human Rights Commission yesterday criticised the government's plan to buy the tablet PCs.

Parinya Sirisarakan, a commissioner, said the project was good, but he disagreed with buying tablets from China.

"Can the government guarantee that the tablets will be good quality and will not cause any danger to students?" he said.

(Source: Bangkok Post, China firm wins tablet PCs contract, Cost to govt is B2,482 for each Prathom 1 kid, 6/03/2012, Lamphai Intathep & Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk, link)  


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Post time 2012-3-11 11:14:02 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2012-3-11 11:16

good.



I have confidence in the Red shirts of Thailand.

Genuine revolutionaries.




Singapore being richer is going further.
They have a plan to go completely e-books for all primary schools by 2015, and for that , Singapore needs the iBooks 2 and iTextbook, propriatory products of Apple.
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Post time 2012-3-11 11:17:43 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-3-11 11:14
good.

one millon of this  seven-inch touch screen, a main storage unit of 16GB, 1GHz dual core CPU or higher, 512MB RAM or higher ...sold to Thailand in just one contract.

now that is revolutionary contract

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Post time 2012-3-11 11:20:26 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SMITHI at 2012-3-11 11:23

funny part is other companies were Chinese too
The other companies in the bid had offered to supply the tablets at higher prices. TCL Cooperation offered $89, Haier Information Technology (Shenzhen) Co offered $105 and Huawei Technologies Co proposed $135.

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meaning western brands are too expensive for school  kids in Taiwan and i presume rest of emerging market education departmants and do not offer better performance anyhow.

meaning future market belong to Chinese tablet manufacturers.............so much about your new apple.

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Post time 2012-3-11 11:23:29 |Display all floors
SMITHI Post time: 2012-3-11 11:20
funny part is other companies were Chinese too
The other companies in the bid had offered to su ...

Singapore being richer is going further.
They have a plan to go completely e-books for all primary schools by 2015, and for that , Singapore needs the iBooks 2 and iTextbook, propriatory products of Apple.
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2012-3-11 11:25:06 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-3-11 11:23
Singapore being richer is going further.
They have a plan to go completely e-books for all primary ...

Singapoor is small fish in big sea.

anyhow what do they buy for kids?

i shall do homework for you.

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