Thai Government Buy 400 Thousand Android Tablet Scopad SP0712 for Education

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thai government has approved the purchase of 400 thousand units Android tablet, Scopad for education purpose. The total budget spent on the project of the procurement of tablet for education reach US $ 32.8 million.

Unlike India government that buy cheaper branded tablet, Aakash at price of $ 35, Thailand want to buy more qualified tablet to ensure that the hardware and software can support teaching and learning activities of the students.

The tablet that Thai government purchased is Scopad SP0712 that manufactured by vendors from China, Shenzen Scope. The tablet is priced U.S. $ 81 per unit, with specification of 7-inch screen, 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and using Android operating system 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Initial purchase contract of 400 thousand tablets Scopad SP0712 will be delivered to Thailand in 90 days. These products is intended for elementary school throughout the country in Thailand.

Scope Shenzen head, Liu Jin said, Thailand was the first country where the Shenzen Scope provides a tablet for students in large numbers. "We are also currently negotiating with other country governments related to the procurement tablets program for students, including Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa," said Jin.

This program is a promise in the campaign before the election of  Pheu Thai. In the second contract, Thai government will buy 530 thousand different types of tablet Scope Shenzen, which totals reach 72.7 million U.S. dollars.


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