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: It depends
by Neolander on Sat 21st Jul 2012 06:09 UTC in reply to "It depends"
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Well, you could also have as a goal to make people hate all current tablets, regardless of what the OS is, and ask for such things as better input devices as big fingers on a water-sensitive surface, desktop Windows-like full OS support for more than five years, user-replaceable batteries... or quality offerings below laptop pricing, since tablets functionally cannot do as much as a laptop in their current form.

Either OS and device manufacturers admit that current tablets are just big PMPs like Archos used to make 10 years ago, and they reduce the price accordingly (this is old news, so it should be cheap), or they advertise the thing as a shiny potential desktop replacement and have to offer at least the same quality of service that desktop have had for years. But they shouldn't have it both ways.

Edited 2012-07-21 06:11 UTC

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