Government releases “RedPad” tablet computer designed for government leaders
Summary: Recently, the tablet computer “Redpad” released by the People’s Daily’s People.com.cn, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology research institute, and other organizations has been called the country’s first working platform exclusively for government cadres and officials. Redpad has various software built-in/included such as Central Leadership Developments, the “Strong Nation” People.com.cn discussion forum, Daily Policy Reference, Internet Public Opinion, and the People’s Daily newspaper. According to “RedPad’s” official website, this tablet’s retail price is 9999 yuan.
Comments From NetEase:
Little Li, go find out for me what the resolution is like on this RedPad, and whether or not it can record video.
[Parodying a government leader talking to his secretary.]
First, who would spend the money to buy this? Second, would it meet expectations after purchase? Third, is there a a need to invent this kind of thing?
Two years and this is what they came up with? How many hundreds of millions in funds were spent?
I inquired, there’s a 6000 yuan kickback for each sold.
2 years of development and they’re using the 3.2 version of the Android operating system. Who can tell me when this version was TMD released????
So when is there going to be a “PeasantPad”?
Yet another product supplied only to government officials [like special farms that produce safe organic food for high government officials], signifying monopoly, signifying exorbitant prices! Some of our Communist Party’s cadres now have yet another way of making money!
This thingie is very good! It should be awarded the national technology invention award, directly recommended for a Nobel prize, and suggest that all staff of the United Nations Security Council be provisioned with one. Let them experience China’s high technology.
Other than k [kao], I don’t know what else I can say.
Unbelievable! Public anger [towards privileged government officials] is already so widespread and yet they openly display their thinking that those in position should be granted special privileges and treatment!
I’m lazy, and don’t comment… [but] upon seeing this piece of news…I couldn’t not comment… They actually dare to sell this lousy piece of crap for over 9000 RMB??? Honestly, even 2000 is too expensive!!! Crap that would only deceive a child… and they’re not even ashamed to sell it!!!!!
This is an insult against the entire country’s PM [common people].
A subsequent edit of the article removed all images and mentions of the selling price, and replaced the last sentence of the summary with the following sentence:
According to reports, RedPad has already applied for national patents.
The original article on NetEase has since been deleted.