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[2]: It depends
by WorknMan on Fri 20th Jul 2012 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE: It depends"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I think the iPad is more suited for the western way of living.

In Africa other things than consuming media are more important and having a device that doesn't require an app store is more usefull.


Right, but this isn't an Android vs iPad debate. This is a cheap-ass, barely-functional, will probably die in 3 months Android tablet vs iPad debate ;)

Not to say that the tablet in question is as bad as the other bottom-of-the-barrel Android tablets, but if it is, better for it not to exist at all. If it's more along the lines of the Nexus 7 though, it should be alright.

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RE[3]: It depends
by Bobthearch on Sat 21st Jul 2012 02:47 in reply to "RE[2]: It depends"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Except the Nexus 7 costs only $250. So for $350 I'd expect something significantly superior.

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RE[4]: It depends
by ricegf on Sat 21st Jul 2012 15:33 in reply to "RE[3]: It depends"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Actually $199 with a $25 credit to Google Play for the 8 GB model, so kinda sorta $174. ;-)

Yesterday I ordered this for my son, a CS major who has been developing Android apps on his older Nexus for a while. It arrived this morning, less than 24 hours after my order, with standard 2-day shipping no less.

It turned on, synced to wifi, and took off like a startled cheetah. My iPad is looking rather antiquated at the moment. ;)

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RE[3]: It depends
by a2d23 on Sat 21st Jul 2012 04:25 in reply to "RE[2]: It depends"
a2d23 Member since:
2012-05-22

That's not about quality that's about availability. And yes it sounds way too much, in indeia they have a less then 100$ tablets.
Not to say top android devices are as good as it gets...

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RE[3]: It depends
by lucas_maximus on Sat 21st Jul 2012 13:14 in reply to "RE[2]: It depends"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Looked pretty decent from the video.

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