Posted on Thursday, Oct 28 2004 @ 17:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
To foster the rapid adoption of technology in high-growth markets throughout the world, AMD today formally unveiled a business strategy with initial participants in India, Mexico and the Caribbean to enable 50 percent of the world’s population with Internet connectivity and computing capabilities by 2015. As part of its 50x15 strategy, AMD is announcing the Personal Internet Communicator (PIC), an innovative consumer device that enables affordable, managed Internet connectivity and offers Microsoft Windows-based computing capabilities to help fulfill the communication, education and entertainment needs of people in high-growth markets.
The PIC was developed as one solution in support of AMD’s global “50x15” initiative aimed at driving Internet and computing capabilities to half of the world’s population by the year 2015. The primary goal of the “50x15” initiative is to leverage the benefits technology provides to enable economic-growth potential in high-growth regions of the world largely untouched by modern communication tools.
Suggested system price point is $185.00 with a keyboard, mouse, and preinstalled software; or $249.00 which also includes a monitor.
More info at www.amd.com/50x15