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AMD's Personal Internet Communicator arrives in Panama

Take your PIC

AMD has launched its low-cost computer, dubbed the Personal Internet Communicator (PIC), in Panama, marking the first time the device has been made available in Central America, according to the company.

Based on AMD's Geode GX processor, the PIC is a no-frills computer that runs Microsoft's Windows CE 5.0 operating system and comes with a 10GB hard drive and an internal modem. It is designed for low-income markets where the purchase of a standard PC may not be within reach of most users.

In Panama, the PIC is being offered by AMD through a partnership with Cable & Wireless aimed at increasing the availability of internet access. Extending a program already available in many Caribbean countries, Cable & Wireless Panama will offer the PIC as part of a bundle, called FacilNet, that also includes broadband internet access. Pricing was not disclosed.

Currently, six percent of Panama's population has internet access, AMD said.

Cable & Wireless offers a similar product bundle in several Caribbean countries: Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica, according to AMD.

The PIC is part of AMD chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz's '50-15' plan, under which the company hopes to see 50 percent of the world's population connected to the internet by 2015.


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