AMD and Dogan Online announced availability of the Minicom Personal Internet Communicator (PIC), a complete Internet access solution that includes system, keyboard, mouse, monitor, pre-installed software, Internet connectivity, full service, financing, and support.
The Minicom PIC is a consumer device designed to provide users easy and affordable access to the vast amounts of educational, entertainment and communication resources available on the Internet.
According to the State Statistical Board, Internet penetration in Turkey is low â€“ approximately nine percent. DOL, the countryâ€™s largest Internet access provider, is committed to extending Internet access and educational opportunities to a larger number of Turkish citizens.
â€œThe Internet is an incredible resource for education, communication and entertainment and we at DOL continue to look for ways to provide more Turkish citizens with affordable access,â€? said Orhan Goksal, chief executive officer, DOL. â€œWith the Minicom PIC, we are able to provide consumers with a complete solution to not only access the Internet, but to expand educational and business opportunities.â€?
The Minicom PIC bundle includes a device, software, and connectivity services to ensure customers have everything they need to communicate with family and friends, tap into informational and educational resources and explore all that the Web offers.
â€œWe have seen solid user adoption in the regions across the globe where PICs are already available and we are proud to bring this innovative device to Turkey,â€? said Dr. William T. Edwards, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, AMD.
Launched in 2004, the PIC is part of AMDâ€™s 50×15 initiative, a program to connect 50 percent of the worldâ€™s population over the Internet by 2015. The PIC is the first of many solutions AMD and its partners plan to offer to increase global connectivity. Internet service providers in Brazil, the Caribbean, India, Mexico, Panama and now Turkey are leveraging PICs to deliver affordable connectivity to consumers throughout the world. Development partners include Microsoft, Samsung, Seagate and Macromedia.