Ovim Tablet now available by pre-order

Ovim Tablet now available by pre-order 1
Ovim, the Android tablet produced by a partnership between two Nigerian companies, Fasmicro and Microscale Embedded, is due to hit the stores on the 20th of January 2011. However, the 7-inch tablet is now available by pre-order for just N45,000.

After Jan 10, 2011, the price goes up to N50,000.

Ovim runs Android 2.2 and is powered by the award-winning Marvell 166 800MHz processor. A peculiarity of Ovim is that it has a 3G Module built-in, meaning that you are spared the headaches of 3rd party driver compatibility. Another is that a home-brewed app store is on the way for the device, so Nigerians can purchase apps. The official Android Market does not currently support purchases from Nigeria.

You can pre-order your copy from the Phone Store.

Simply use the order button on the phone store to place your pre-order and make payment into our GTBank account. You will receive an acknowledgement of your payment on the same day.

Your device will be delivered to you in line with our standard phone store delivery policies.


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0 thoughts on “Ovim Tablet now available by pre-order

  • December 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    it has a 3G Module built-in, meaning that you are spared the headaches of 3rd party driver compatibility

    well, that is similar to what i saw on the specs sheet of my LG X-140 netbook. It was one of the USPs (unique selling point). I have still not been able to use that functionality till this minute. Likewise, a friend with a Sony Vaio.

    If this one delivers on this feature, it is a plus..

  • December 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Wow. These guys are up to business. Good job Mobility Nigeria for new and up to date information. At least I can afford this over the N107k Galaxy.

  • December 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Good logo, nice price and open for naija people to make money writing Apps. way to go.

  • December 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ,ha -laughing joyous excited!
    further comment reserved

  • December 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    same here my friend. this is getting exciting on the App war and tablet thing in Nigeria. if they live up to their promise to get folks to get paid for making Apps, i will say sorry Google android market.it is good when u see people with brain do things instead of money miss road flooding naija with gidzmos.

  • December 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    i just love it when Nigerian are holding their own, the specs are also not bad at all and the price is geared towards mass market as well, i am buying one if nothing more than to support our own and i will also use it for media consumption as well. kudos to ovim

  • December 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    this is how to build countries. let me see how samsumg will sell N107k tablet when home boys got N50k. tomorrow, i will pre-order for my own. i know these guys are they are real. one just one the book of the year award. this means for all the books in IGI, Prof ekekwe wrote the best for 2010


    we never hear of such badly smart animals, only when they have wahala with law. ovim, i cannot wait for my copy on jan 20th. thanks guys

  • December 13, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    yes, i think you need one. with 8 hours on full charge, who needs a laptop. imagine having a device that you can use for hours without worries over NEPA. the beauty of tablet is the energy savings. do away with laptop and pc, tablets plus a keyboard can get companies running.

    Mobility Nigeria should team up with Fasmicro and educate people about the benefits of mobile computing. people must see that microsoft ozzy said that the future is mobile and we better be ready. Ovim people, welcome.

  • December 13, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    ovim capsule-oh yeah thats what I will be calling it
    gosh N8 first or Ovim Capsule? I need help

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  • December 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    ‘Tablets here, tablets there, tablets everywhere. Do I really need a tablet? That’s the million naira question.’

    Does anybody need one?

    If you need something bigger than a smartphone, why not go for a netbook.? It is more functional than a tablet..

    ‘yes, i think you need one. with 8 hours on full charge, who needs a laptop. imagine having a device that you can use for hours without worriesover NEPA. the beauty of tablet is the energy savings. do away with laptop and pc, tablets plusa keyboard can get companies running.’

    Well, some netbook do 8 hours too. Like my LG x-140 netbook.

    So, what is the advantage of a tablet over a netbook (apart from weight)?

    Well, i can think of several advantages of a netbook over a tablet.

    With smartphones of over 4″ display, is there really a demand / need for tablets? ( pulling lips- ruminating )

    Only time will tell (the ipad & Samsung Galaxy Tab runaway success notwithstanding)

  • December 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    we wait and see what the outcome is when the product is launched

  • December 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm


    Will this Tab come with Pure Google Android 2.2?

    And will it be able to access the Android Market for free Apps?

    In the beginning there were Computers, people wanted something more portable and they were given Laptops, people still wanted more and they were given Netbooks.

    In the world of phones people were given smartphones and with the advent of touch screens, more media etc people wanted more real estate and they were given Tablets.

    A netbook can only serve as a smaller laptop it will never be a bigger smartphone, That is the territory for Tablets.

    The world is Big Enough

    • December 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm


      Will this Tab come with Pure Google Android 2.2?

      And will it be able to access the Android Market for free Apps?

      I do not have information on the above, so it is either the manufacturers shed more light on them or we wait till we can get our hands on a unit.

  • December 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Yes, on their website, they said it will be Android 2.2. why does it matter? android 2.1 or 2.2 is android to me.

  • December 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    wey to go. looking to buy my copy from the naijas. congrats Ovim

  • January 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Well, the Ovim was supposed to be available on the 20th of this month. Today is the 24th. Has anyone actually received or even seen the device?

    I was in Owerri for the new year, called their Office there, and their engineer promised to call me as soon as the tablet was available. I’ve haven’t heard from him since.

  • March 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Tired of all these promises of a “Nigerian” tablet that runs the android operating system. Focus should be on java development for mobile applications for the Google and R.I.M that way Nigerians can carve a niche for themselves as developers and not what i seem to be noticing which is asking the Chinese to make a cheap (or at best regular tablet) and then proclaim new innovation.

    It would only be called outsourcing (like the more advanced countries) if we were internally capable of building such technologies but choose China for cost reasons. Right now the hardware tech is as alien to myself, probably the (so called) Nigerian innovator and most importantly whoever purchases them.

    What has the R and D sections (if it exists) done concerning hardware modifications. I say this because i find that every so called Nigerian tablet innovation has always been from the makers of the very lowest end tablets that exists.

    The first thing to note is that they usually have 7″ screens and yet very poor resolution 800×480 in contrast my old and abandoned Xperia X1 from 2008 had a 3″ screen and yet the exact same resolution. Battery life is always crap (6 hours on paper) less than 2 hours if you actually use the device for anything. FYI i think its sinful to have any MOBILE device that wont give you 100 hours of standby and at least 5 hours of intensive use.

    What we have going for us in Nigeria is available information and an abundance of very intelligent people. I believe the focus should be on application development. If that gets strong enough then we can collaborate with an OEM such that the resulting device will show a significant difference and possible a moderate advantage for a Nigerian to have instead of a regular android tablet from any other part of the world.

    Case in point, this link http://bbyopen.com/2010/11/maylong-android-tablet-more-versatile-than-you-think

    the link above show a popular variant of what i have noticed most “Nigerian” tablets seem to be.

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