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Thai ICT ministry buys first batch of Scopad tablets

Friday 11 May 2012 | 04:59 CET | News
Thailand's ICT minister has signed a USD 32.8 million contract for the first batch of 400,000 tablet PCs from Chinese supplier Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development. The ministry will place another order for 530,000 tablets after the first lot of Scope PCs passes government quality control standards, The Bangkok Post reports. The tablets will be distributed to grade 1 students in government and private schools in July. Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development, the maker of the Scopad brand, offered a price of USD 81 per unit for the government's One Tablet per Child project. The Scopad SP0712

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