Nigerian tablet, anyone?

Nigerian tablet, anyone? 1
An Inye 2 Nigerian Tablet

We all eye iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs, but can you buy a Nigerian tablet or at least consider buying one?

Listed below are just a few Nigerian tablets with quick specs to give you an idea of how they stack up.

ENCIPHER INYE 2

  • 1Ghz Tegra 2 Duo Core Processor
  • Android 3.0 (honeycomb)
  • 8-inch capacitive screen
  • 4GB internal memory and an SD card storage
  • Speculated price: $300 – $400 range
  • Full Spec Sheet

DEBONAIR BAMBOO

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Unspecified Tegra 2 Processor, 1024*600pixel resolution
  • 7 inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 3.2mp camera, 2mp front facing camera
  • Price: NGN 69,020.00
  • Full Spec Sheet

VANTIUM V1

  • 9.7-inch device with 1024-by-768-pixel resolution
  • Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
  • 1.2 GHz Processor
  • Front camera: 0.3 MP. Rear Camera: 2MP Camera
  • Price: NGN 80.000
  • Full Spec Sheet

FASMICRO OVIM+

  • CPU: Dual core 800MHZ
  • Android 2.2
  • 10.1 TFT resistive touch screen with 1024*600 screen resolution
  • Price: NGN 59,900
  • Full Spec Sheet

The above were Nigerian tablets that I could find info/details about on the internet. Do tell us, Do you think you would consider buying one?

Emmanuel Olalere

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0 thoughts on “Nigerian tablet, anyone?

  • June 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm
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    Why not I am proud of naija product any day any time. It is our craze for everything foreign that enslave us. We see ourselves as inferior and our product as such too. We create job for foreigners in their factories making all maners of products to be shipped to Nigeria and our own children are roaming the street for lack of job. And we gullible brag of our imported gadgets. And ignorantly complain of higher exchange rate.

  • June 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm
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    why not, i certainly will if the specs and price are right

  • June 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm
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    With more and more foreign companies coming out with $200 tablets, they really need to evaluate their bizness well.

    The Pliris Blaze + with its proposed N40k launch price should do remarkably well in the market against its foreign counterparts as it’s rightly priced and works beautifully well.

    So to answer the question, no I wouldn’t based on the prices I see.

  • June 27, 2012 at 1:48 am
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    @Chuks, I was thinking the same thing regarding the pricing.

    I’m sure they’ll find a market, but it will be a tough one.

  • June 27, 2012 at 5:48 am
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    1ets tell them the truth,with these kind of pricing,they will not do well at all.
    For God’sake who is incharge of their marketing strategy.Dont they have a geek in their midst

  • June 27, 2012 at 7:20 am
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    Specs and price are not the only factors to consider. What about after sales services. If my Nigerian made tablet comes with a factory bug, will I be sure to get updates to fix it quickly? What about actual performance. When Mr Mo reviewed the first Pliris Blaze phone, he noted that the “capacitive” touchscreen was not very responsive. Besides 40k for a Nigerian made phone is not competitive. How many chinese made phones are priced that high? As much as we would like to support Nigerian made products, experience has taught us that foreign made products from known brands will do a better job.

    • June 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm
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      Efe,

      Besides 40k for a Nigerian made phone is not competitive. How many chinese made phones are priced that high?

      Haba! Why is N40,000 un-competitive for a phone with those specs? Because it is “Nigerian”? At N40,000, the PlirisBlaze + is a steal!

  • June 27, 2012 at 7:31 am
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    I don’t think i would buy a nigerian tablet, to be honest, appeal to patriotism will not take one anywhere… If your product is good, Nigeria or no Nigeria, people will buy it.

    But i wud buy indigenous Nigerian products (rice, etc)

  • June 27, 2012 at 7:51 am
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    @motorolac113, lol. Even nigerian made rice is not as good as imported rice.

  • June 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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    Honestly, I won’t spend my hard earned cash on any Nigeria tablet. I had an experience with the Starcomms MyPada and that device was so crappy to say the least.

    Besides, how on earth will these websoft guys value their vantium1 at 80k. They should just watch out cos their store rooms will continue to be filled with items never purchased.

  • June 28, 2012 at 10:15 am
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    Yea, can purchase anyone save for the last device Fasmicro (Fashola Micro??) Ovim +. What’s with the resistive touch screen and high resolution? No jor, have had my fill with poking resistive screens.

    If Mobility Tower shud ‘dash’ me, ehheeeen!!!! Den I can accept. Over to you Mr Mo….and no, ‘awof no dey run dis bele’.

    Secondly, they are a tad expensive. (Emphasis on tad) seeing as they would be competing with already established brands and the incredibly cheap chinko tabs and aren’t offering anything new like say; Nigerian apps (know of a guy that developed an app that acts as a directory for searching out restaurants, monuments, museums etc), support for Native languages etcetera.

    If you want to capture the Nigerian Market, you have got to be noticed…and offer something exclusive.

    My 2cents.

  • July 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm
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    Nexus 7 is too hot to compete with at $199.

    Pure Breed, Pure Blood, Virgin and Uncluttered Droid.

    Its da bomb.

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