The Tablet Geography of Nigeria – Why The Local Players Could Compete

We are updating our earlier post with the newer entrances included.  Huawei made the tablet for MTN.

The S7 Slim is a little thinner than the original Huawei S7 tablet and it loses the optical finger navigation area from the side of the display. It also replaces the 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display with a capacitive touchscreen. Unfortunately the screen resolution is still stuck at 800 x 480 pixels. The tablet runs Google Android 2.2 and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has USB and HDMI ports, a microSD card slot, and a rear-facing camera. The S7 Slim supports 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. According to CarryPad, the Huawei S7 Slim is expected to retail for under $300.

Though there is very little known about the Huawei S7 Pro, it does appear to have a thin aluminum case, HDMI and USb ports, and both front and rear-facing cameras. Despite that, MTN Nigeria has already started selling the S7 to subscribers. According to the advertorials on this product, MTN will be offering the product with a free MTN SIM, 3GB data allowance, 180 minutes of free calls and SMS at the price of N81,000.00. It still remains to be seen how the S7 will perform amidst competition with iPad, Galaxy and even Playbook.

Ovim MiE is a 7 inch tablet meant to replace our current product. The CPU is qualcomm. Comes with built-in 3g with phone capability and 2 cameras, one in front and another at the back. Other connectivity options includes Bluetooth and GPS recever. The OS is Android 2.2 and supports Android Market and 3D games.

Ovim Plus Specs

Processor: Freescale iMX515 800MHz ARM Cortex A8

CPU: Dual core 800MHZ

O/S:Android 2.2 Support   Flash10.1

Memory/Hard disk:512M/4GB

Display:10.1? TFT resistive touch screen,1024*600

Camera:Support TF card.Battery:3800mAh

support word,Excel,Power point and email function

Audio/Video:Support web video,music,chat,picture

Other function:Support HDMI  WIFI , built-in 3G



Tevci DroidPad is set to be unveiled. Nigeria’s best 7″ flat widescreen which provides a fantastic multimedia and internet experience.

  • Can Ping with other BlackBerry or Iphone Users .
  • Comes PreLoaded with Social Networking Tools (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr)
  • Work with all GSM networks. Make and receive phone calls. Built in 3G SIM


iPad 2

  • Wi-Fi + 3G model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology


Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ brings you the media you want and keeps you connected with anyone, anytime. Compact and light, you can keep in touch with people and content through 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® Wireless Technology 3.0. With a battery life of up to seven hours* and a crisp TFT-LCD display, you’re free to communicate, update, and enjoy.


Blackberry Playbook

Blazing speed and tremendous power in a tablet format

1 GHz dual-core processor

BlackBerry® Tablet OS with symmetric multiprocessing


Powerful, user-friendly QNX technology: It’s what the World Wide Web runs on

True simultaneous multitasking — apps run simultaneously and in real time

Accelerometer, 6-axis motion sensing (gyroscope) and digital compass (magnetometer)


Micro USB port


Inye 2 . This is spec for Inye1

  • Processor Telechips Tcc8902 ARM11: 800Mhz
  • Operating system Android 2.1
  • Screen 7inch. Multi-touch support
  • Hard drive4GB
  • Memory256MB
  • Wireless LAN support for b & g networks.
  • 3G connections via EVDO(e.g. Visaphone modems) & WCDMA devices(e.g. MTN FastLink modems).
  • I/O ports 1 Microphone, 1 HDMI output port, 1 35mm jack, 1 USB host 1.1(Micro-USB), 1 Highspeed USB port
  • Expansion slots1 SD Card slot(up to 8GB)
  • Battery 6-8hrs. 4 hrs when being used under Wifi and 3G networks
  • AccessoriesComes with a leather bound pouch

Starcomms mypad

Android 2.1 device,  which comes with an optional branded luxury leather case carrier, has a 10-giga byte memory that can be expanded to 64-giga byte, 2 USB and LAN port, an HDMI out and a 2.0 mega pixel webcam, a user friendly manual and a battery charger.


The tablet warfare will not be won by ad money, rather cost-efficiency.  The discretionary incomes of most Nigerians will not support a N125,000 tablet when a new laptop sells  below N50,000. You need to do better than laptop to penetrate the mass market as people remain very price-sensitive. Of course, unless you plan to serve only the bank CEOs and the top captains of the industry that can afford to transfer that cost to their companies.

The true battle will be fought this summer when all these local guys have all the new products in the market. They are coming with quality and great features that can compete with the foreign players. And they are affordable.  This is a new market and the competition will just increase.

photo credit/  Huawei MTN, Techbrandreview, Vanguard, Apple, Samsung, BB

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2010, September
Status Available. Released 2010, October
Size Dimensions 190.1 x 120.5 x 12 mm
Weight 380 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches
– Gorilla Glass display
– TouchWiz UI
– Multi-touch input method
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Three-axis gyro sensor
– Touch-sensitive controls
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

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