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[3]: It depends
by WereCatf on Sat 21st Jul 2012 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It depends"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

They make good readers, for example. My company provides both Safari and Books24x7 subscriptions, and I do a lot of technical (and some pleasure) reading on my iPad far more comfortably than on my laptop, netbook, or phone (I've read books on all 3). It's also lighter and more flexible than a paper Bible.


Reading books and comics was one of the primary reasons for why I wanted a tablet; I do prefer real paper over electronic displays, but a 10" tablet simply is SO much more comfortable for reading than a laptop, desktop or a phone that it was a total no-brainer. With electronic reading devices there's the upside compared to paper books that that you can carry your whole collection with you wherever you go.

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RE[4]: It depends
by zima on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 14:31 in reply to "RE[3]: It depends"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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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