RadioShack said on Friday it plans to sell AMD’s low-cost Internet terminal in its stores next week. The $299 USD device, dubbed the Personal Internet Communicator, was launched last year in an effort to bring Web access to low-income families in developing countries.
The unit is part of an initiative by AMD to put computers in the hands of half the world’s population by the middle of the next decade.
Running on Microsoft Windows CE, the budget system includes versions of Internet Explorer, Flash, MSN Messenger, an e-mail client, a PowerPoint viewer, and word processing and spreadsheet applications. The device also has the ability to zip and unzip compressed files…