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]: Uhm...
by Lennie on Sat 21st Jul 2012 08:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Uhm..."
Lennie
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If he compares it to the iPad, my guess is it would be the screensize of the iPad. Not the smaller screensize of the offering by Amazon or Google.

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RE[3]: Uhm...
by Bobthearch on Sat 21st Jul 2012 09:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Uhm..."
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2006-01-27

He says it's an 8-inch device, so that is a critical pricing factor. Still, I'm seeing many 8" - 10" tablets advertised for $150 - $200.

So I still don't think the pricing of the Inye tablet is anything special. Probably the OEMs didn't give him much of a volume discount. Remember he only started with $60,000, and out of that had to come the hardware design, software customizations, and whatever other expenses.

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