It is beginning to rain tablets in Nigeria, and it is almost being dominated completely by Android OS. Samsung’s Galaxy S is here already. Encipher’s Inye is here. Apple’s iPad is on the way. And to the list, we add Fasmicro’s Ovim, scheduled to show up in stores latest February 2011.
Here are the official production specifications:
- CPU Marvell 166 800MHz ( An award winning processor from US based Marvell Semiconductor)
- Google Android OS v2.2
- Memory 256MB DDR2 RAM
- Storage Device 2GB NAND Flash (can be up to 16G) – This is Flash, not HDD – We end all HDD crashes and freezes.
- Screen 7 inch TFT LCD with resistive touch screen, 800×480 Pixels
- G-SENSOR MMA7660 accelerometer (in-built)
- Navigation GPS/compass (optional)
- Camera 1.3 MP (inbuilt)
- Battery 5000mAH (up to 8 hours after full charge)
- Adapter Input voltage: AC 100-240V, output DC9V, 1.6A , Frequency 50-60Hz
- USB high speed USB OTG 2.0 AND usb HOST 1.1/ full screen handwriting
- Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g. 3G Module (in-built – no driver worries). With in-built 3G, we save you ~N10,000 of external MODEM.
- I/O ports Mini USB2.0, T-flash–1G to 32G microSD card, in-built microphone, etc
- Multimedia video MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV9, MPEG4 SP, ASF, DIVX, H.263, H.264, RMVB, MOV,MKV,TS,FLV, etc
- Music MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/AC3/WAV/OOG/AAC/EAAC, etc
- Online Chat MSN/ SKYPE/GTALK/Yahoo/ICQ, etc
- E-book PDF/TXT/CHM/DOC/EXCEL, etc
- PIC JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF, etc
- Product size 20.1 × 12.5× 1.65 cm
- Colors: black, white, pink. Silver
- Others standard accessories
Pricing & Availability
Fasmicro says that Ovim will be available in March 2011 or earlier, across Nigeria, at a breakthrough price. Pre-orders will start this month from Fasmicro.com and Microscale-Embedded.com websites or Nigerian offices. Payment options include banks, offices in Kaduna and Lagos, or through their six Business Development Specialties (BDS), spread across the geopolitical zones.
Depending on choice, you will pick your Ovim at their office, through their BDS or your device can be delivered to you by courier. Fasmicro says that the price of Ovim will be made public this month.