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Bt50 Million To Be Used To Buy iPads And iPhones For Senators And MPs

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Bt50 Million to Be Used to Buy iPads and iPhones for Senators and MPs

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BANGKOK: -- The House of Representatives has agreed in principle to spend 50 million baht to procure 700 iPads and iPhones for MPs. The deputy House speaker says 'when' the MPs will be the coveted tablets and smart phones is still uncertain and adds MPs have the right to decline.

Deputy House Speaker Charoen Chankomol says, according to the information he has, a large number MPs want to try out the iPads and the iPhones. The popular gadgets will be given to all MPs, Senators and governmental department chiefs.

Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has come out to express his opposition to the procurement plan. He reiterated that each MP is already given a computer and urged the House to consider the necessity of such a purchase.

The committee in charge of the One Tablet Per First Grader project, headed by education minister Suchart Thadadamrongwej, is meeting today to select the manufacturer for the tablets to be distributed to every first grader nationwide. So far, the concession to provide the tablets could go to any of the four companies; Huawei Technoloy, TCL Corporation, Haier Information Technology and Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development.

The Thai government is expected to fork out just a little under 1.8 billion baht to buy the first lot of 860,000 tablets. They hope the students will get to try out the tablets by May this year. The tablet will have a 7" touch-screen with 16GB memory and a CPU of no less than 1GHz. The tablet will be run on either Andriod 3.2 or 4.0.

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A bit expensive

700 x Iphones at approx 26,000 is under 20,000,000 baht, and Ipads are not that expensive

so where is the rest of the money going?

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Assuming 700 iPads AND 700 iPhones ... that's an average of 35,000 baht each.

Need I say more?

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I'm sorry their math is not adding up at ALL...

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Iphone 4S costs from 20,900 to 28,900

Ipad 2 costs from 15,900 to 25, 900

using the top prices by 700 still gives under 40 million, so where is the other 10 million going?

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A bit expensive

700 x Iphones at approx 26,000 is under 20,000,000 baht, and Ipads are not that expensive

so where is the rest of the money going?

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ipocket or mypocket?

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Hmmmmm.... so the 'provide schoolchildren with quality computer tablets' plan somehow morphs into the 'provide MPs with quality computer tablets' plan. How.... surprising and atypical.

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I guess in their destitute positions they can't afford to buy their own, but they can use taxpayers' money. Next they'll be busking outside Parliament House.

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so where is the other 10 million going?

Have seen a nice Louis Vitton case for the iPad2. rolleyes.gif

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so where is the other 10 million going?

Have seen a nice Louis Vitton case for the iPad2. rolleyes.gif

What about Burberry?

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so where is the other 10 million going?

Have seen a nice Louis Vitton case for the iPad2. rolleyes.gif

What about Burberry?

Sooooooo last year.

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