BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- China's ZTE Corp. says it has reached a deal with local companies to start producing tablet computers in Brazil.
The announcement comes after ZTE President Hou Weigui met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, the nation's capital.
Hou tells reporters the Chinese company has sealed partnerships with some local manufacturers to start producing the Android tablets in August. They will be sold in Brazil.
He says ZTE is planning to expand in Brazil, with its own manufacturing plant and possibly the installation of broadband internet networks.
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn earlier this year announced it will start production of Apple Inc.'s iPads.