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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Taxes
by earksiinni on Sat 21st Jul 2012 14:25 UTC
earksiinni
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2009-03-27

Sometimes taxes on these kinds of products are exorbitant outside the West. I'm wondering what they're like in Nigeria. $350 might be a bargain not just vs. iPad but any tablet available there (the world is not flat yet).

Also, his parents gave him 40,000 quid to start up a company? A real Horatio Alger right there!

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