Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jul 2012 19:16 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nigeria's Saheed Adepoju is a young man with big dreams. He is the inventor of the Inye, a tablet computer designed for the African market. According to the 29-year-old entrepreneur, his machine's key selling point is its price - $350 opposed to around $700 for an iPad. He believes that, because of this, there is a big market for it in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, particularly amongst students. He is also hoping to sell his tablet - which runs on the Google Android operating system - to the Nigerian government and plans to have at least one computer in each local government area." Mobile phones have had a huge impact on Africa, so just imagine what tablets, with their larger screens and easier access to the web, can do. Amazing initiative.
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Too expensive for the specs
by Ultimatebadass on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 11:56 UTC
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There are some pretty "decent" chinsese oem tablets available in the 100-200$ (retail) range with similar specs. They come in a number of "brands" but are basically the same save for the logo.

I actually have one of those, a 10" allwinner A10 based (specs here - http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/ ) tablet with capacitive screen. Bought it on a whim to try my hand at android development.

The quality and performance is not bad for the price. Sure it's not as fast as most current multi core tablets or as elegant but it cost me ~170 usd, and you can buy a 7" version of that for just around 120$ where I live. 350$ is way too much IMHO.

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