Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
AMD and Cable & Wireless Launch Max Personal Internet Communicator in Jamaica
Posted on 10-Aug-2005 10:28. | Tags Filed under: News.

AMD and Cable & Wireless Launch Max Personal Internet Communicator in Jamaica
AMD and Cable & Wireless are launching the Max Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) in Jamaica, bundled with Cable & Wireless' High Speed Internet service.

The PIC is a new category of Internet access devices running Microsoft Windows CE operating system and designed to provide managed Internet connectivity and basic computing capabilities such as a Web browser, e-mail, productivity tools (e.g. word processing and spreadsheet applications) and the ability to view images and multimedia files. PICs are easy to maintain and are designed to help resist viruses, adware and spyware that can significantly lower cost of maintenance.

AMD announced the PIC concept in late 2004. According to the company the PIC has been developed as part of AMD's global "50x15" initiative of providing Internet and computing capabilities to 50 percent of the world's population by the year 2015.

The introduction of the Max PIC in Jamaica signifies a continued expansion of Cable & Wireless Internet access offerings in the region. The Max PIC is now available in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Turks, Caicos, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica.

Even though Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands are two of the most Internet-connected countries in the Caribbean, the vast majority of citizens still do not have Internet access. Less than 23 percent of Jamaica's population is connected and only 19 percent of British Virgin Islands citizens have Web access.

comments powered by Disqus

Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Sony XZ Owners discussion
Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Oct-2016 23:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7

Gigabit cable now available
Created by sub, last reply by SteveC on 22-Oct-2016 23:02 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4

Who is this women? She is possibly the most famous women on the internet and nobody knows who she is.
Created by jimbob79, last reply by cynnicallemon on 20-Oct-2016 13:28 (14 replies)

Labour weekend plans?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by joker97 on 22-Oct-2016 09:51 (27 replies)
Pages... 2

Is windows 10 anniversary update causing you problems
Created by robjg63, last reply by mdav056 on 20-Oct-2016 14:01 (27 replies)
Pages... 2

Don't worry about drugs. Helium possession is what will get you busted!
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 19-Oct-2016 11:11 (27 replies)
Pages... 2

Kiwibank Platinum by fees not by service?
Created by joker97, last reply by openmedia on 22-Oct-2016 11:23 (22 replies)
Pages... 2

'Unlimited National Traffic'
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Nil Einne on 21-Oct-2016 20:54 (20 replies)
Pages... 2