Tablet makers support Thailand's cash coupon proposal

Tuesday 1 October 2013 | 12:28 CET | News
Thailand government has received support from international tablet makers for a cash coupon giveaway under the One Tablet per Child scheme, reports The Bangkok Post. The free coupon programme is deemed needed now that the government faces budget constraints. The proposal is also aimed at providing alternative brand-name tablet choices to students and parents. Under the proposal, an around THB 3,000 cash coupon will be given to each student, an amount considered sufficient to buy a tablet with standard specifications for learners. Tablets in the scheme must support the Android, iOS or Windows

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Lenovo
Countries: Thailand
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