According to the personal blog of Loy Okezie, a small company called Encipher has just unveiled its prototype of an Android powered tablet. Encipher is an expanding technology consultancy start-up based in the UK and founded by Nigerian technology entrepreneurs, Saheed Adepoju and Anibe Agamah.
This type of ventures strongly reminds me of the Geeksphone company who release an Android based device called the ONE. In this case, Encipher are looking to tap into the emerging market of Nigeria, which make sense given that the founders are from there. According to the fount of all knowledge, Nigeria is ranked 37th in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) as of 2007. The specifictions for this device include:
- CPU:VIS8505 400mhz
- 16GB HDD
- LCD: 7″ 16:9 aspect ratio, 800*400 resolution
- Wifi:802.11 b/g.
- External 3G( means one can use their existing USB mobile broadband with the device).
- Android 1.6 (codename: Donut).
- 35mm jack, HDMI output, support for TV-OUT, USB2.0, SD/MMC card port,
- Accessories: User manual, HDMI cable
Battery life is currently around 4.5hrs standby and 2.5hrs working time. I think this is pretty standard for a prototype with no optimisation. Check out more pictures of the device here at Facebook.