Saheed Adepoju is CEO of Encipher, manufacturers of the Inye tablet. He was at the New Media in Governance conference today and had a pre-production unit of Inye 2 tablet with him. He has happily let me have it till tomorrow.
The first impressions of the Inye 2 is that it is beautiful. Really beautiful. The white casing in front makes it stand out, and the patterned black rear has the Encipher logo .
Inye 2 has an array of connectivity ports including:
- microSD slot
- 3.5mm audio port
- microUSB port
- USB host port
- HDMI port
- Standard SIM card slot
With all those ports, including a full USB host port (letting you plug in your flash drive), Inye 2 looks set to replace your PC than most other tablets.
On the software front, Inye 2 runs stock Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a version that was designed for tablets. Honeycomb looks good too. Really good. Inye 2 has access to all Google services, including the Play Store. Thousands of third party apps are available for download from the Play Store.
This is a pre-production unit, so it is not quite right to comment on performance at this stage. I do look forward to doing that when the device rolls out of the factory.
A mobile device is more than just specifications these days. It is about how it performs in meeting specific needs. Still, for the geeks out there, here are a few key specs that might interest you:
- 1 GHz processor
- 8 GB internal storage
- 16 GB microSD card included
- 3G access via regular SIM
- custom app for loading airtime and subscribing to data plans on all Nigerian GSM networks
- 5-point capacitive touchscreen
- 8-inch display
- Up to 8 hours of mixed usage
I do not have a confirmed launch date for Inye 2, but I will publish that as soon as it is made available. In the meantime, I still have Inye 2 with me to play with till tomorrow afternoon.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.