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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RE[4]: It depends
by zima on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It depends"
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Too bad that e-paper devices, those with their display appearing similar to real paper (newsprint paper, at least), really got quite inexpensive only when ...inexpensive "full" tablets are also showing up.

Oh well, they're still nice in their own way, maybe carrying both will work out (still quite convenient, in a shoulder bag; both together still no heavier, no larger that just one medium book)

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