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Earlier this week, I announced here on this blog that a Nigerian technology company, Encipher Limited is set to unveil the prototype of their Andriod powered tablet this weekend.

Today, the unveiling commenced as the photos of the Encipher tablet went live on Facebook. The Andriod-powered tablet doesn’t look anything like the iPad as some may have anticipated. It looks more like the highly anticipated Google tablet.

I’ve posted some of the pictures below.

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encipher-tablet-cover

encipher-tablet-side

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Interestingly, the specs of the final product was also announced. Here they are:

CPU:VIS8505 400mhz
16GB HDD
512RAM
LCD: 7″ 16:9 aspect ratio, 800*400 resolution
Camera
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.
  • CPU:VIA 8505 400mhz
  • 16GB HDD
  • 512RAM
  • LCD: 7″ 16:9 aspect ratio, 800*400 resolution
  • Camera
  • 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.

Storage

In terms of storage,  the Encipher tablet is similar to the iPad which starts at 16GB. However, the iPad also has 32GB and 64GB storage space options. Would there be an Encipher tablet with 64GB storage capacity? We don’t know yet.

Although the Encipher tablet has 16GB storage, there is the option of 5GB online storage. Encipher believes that customers would yearn more for online storage to be able to move around rather than local storage, in the case of theft.

Size

The iPad is 9.7″, while the Encipher tablet has a smaller screen (7″) but is still perfect for viewing pictures and videos. According to Saheed Adepoju, Co-founder and Innovation Manager of Encipher, “the new tablet beats Amazon’s Kindle as it has other purposes rather than a standard ebook reader”.

He further stated that [Encipher] does not “intend to combat with Google…but hopes to “sell [Encipher's] cloud computing services via the device”, such as Hosted Exchange, Cloud storage, Cloud Backup, Hosted desktops, Hosted VoIp, etc. The Encipher tablet when officially released will include Google maps, Ebook reader, Fb app and standard android apps, amongst others.

“The nature of the Encipher tablet unveiling will be in the form of a video demo-ing the features of the prototype and discussion of the various final specs”, he stated in a message to Encipher fans on Facebook.

Encipher is a growing technology consultancy with bases in the UK and Nigeria and with expertise in ensuring that products and services are always available on the “cloud”, regardless of platform or device.

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35 Responses to Exclusive: Screenshots and Photos of the Encipher Tablet

  1. Ademola Morebise says:

    Loving this…

  2. Akinlaja Darmie says:

    cool….

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  7. Nyasha says:

    Not so sure about this. It looks so much like the Apple Ipad. whats the difference?

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  12. markus says:

    read also onhttp://www.androidpads.com/2010/05/04/the-moonse-… about the Encipher tablet…

  13. Mathieu says:

    The black top menu bar looks a lot like the one in Archos products running Android.

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  20. I love this gadget… I'm not sure I can leave lagos after barcamp without this product. yaay!#

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  25. artwales says:

    Who are their technical parners?

  26. Dennis Isong says:

    Good one….Very interesting

  27. meka says:

    android 1.6 :(
    kinda sad.. wt the advent of 2.2 n 3.0 coming soon

    but great initiative for the nigerian market.. hope the telcos wont frustrate users

  28. Samuel says:

    Love this product

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  30. Running Jimi says:

    Hi Loy,

    Nice blog. Just thought to let you know that you might want to update the Encipher link to http://enciphergroup.com/.

    Thanks.

  31. Dafrosti says:

    Sup with the Encipher tablet now?

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