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Telefonica and AMD Launch PIC in Brazil
Posted on 19-Dec-2005 20:25 | Tags Filed under: News


Telefonica and AMD Launch PIC in Brazil
AMD and Telefonica are introducing the FIC Conectado Personal Internet Communicator (PIC), a complete Internet access solution including software, hardware, connectivity and support. The FIC Conectado PIC, now available in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, is a consumer electronics device designed to provide consumers easy access to the information and educational materials available over the Internet.

Telefonica is investing to improve education and economic opportunities in developing nations. With a population of more than 180 million citizens and an Internet user rate around 11 percent, Brazil has the perfect audience to extend Internet access and educational opportunities to a larger number of citizens.

Telefonica recently pledged support for AMD's 50x15 initiative, a program to connect 50 percent of the world's population by 2015. The Personal Internet Communicator is the first of many solutions AMD and its partners plan to offer to increase global connectivity.

PICs provide consumers with Internet access environment preloaded with software including Internet browser, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet applications and a presentation viewer. Running on a Microsoft Windows powered operating system, offered with bundled Internet service, and available through micro-financing programs.

The standard PIC is based on AMD Geode GX500 500MHz, 15" monitor, 128MB SDRAM DDR, 3.5" 10GB HDD, 4xUSB, 56kbps modem, audio. The PIC runs on a version of the Microsoft Windows CE operating system customized by AMD with Platform Builder tools, via the Microsoft Shared Source Initiative.

Users will be able to purchase the PIC for R$799.00 (US$343) or R$42.90 (US$18) per month, including Internet service and support.



More information: http://www.itelefonica.com.br/computador...

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