AMD, Telmex help bring cheap computers to Mexico
After Intel's bid to provide Mexicans with low-cost PCs as part of its
"Discover the PC" initiative, AMD has kicked
off a separate effort to bridge the digital divide in Mexico. Like
Intel, AMD has teamed up with Telmex, the largest telecom company in
Mexico. AMD and Telmex have produced the Telmex Internet Box Personal
Internet Communicator, a kit that contains an AMD Personal
Internet Communicator (PIC), monitor, mouse and keyboard, plus
software for Internet and desktop use, including word processing,
spreadsheets, e-mail, instant messaging, and media playback.
The Telmex Internet Box PIC is available today in Telmex stores
throughout Mexico. According to EE
Times, Mexico is joining countries like Brazil, India, Russia, South
Africa, and Turkey, in which AMD's PIC is already used by schools,
businesses, and consumers alike.