It’s the tech device communists have been waiting for — the 9.7-inch tall Android 3.2 tablet, China’s alternative to the Apple iPad, called RedPad Number One.
The device launched recently in China. The RedPad was built especially for Communist Party members and enthusiasts. It will compete against foreign brands while catering to the tech needs of the country’s bureaucrats and government workers. The tablet retails at 9,999 yuan — about $1,600 — making it twice as expensive as the Apple iPad in Asia’s markets.
The tablet holds 16GB of storage and comes with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a Tegra 2 processor. RedPad’s prominent features include access to government-owned newspapers and blogs.
An online survey conducted by China’s 91wenwen.net found that people believe the tablet would be a “symbol of privilege,” as translated on CNET.
Do you think this tablet will help communist leaders keep tabs on the media and blogs?