By Prince Osuagwu
Nigeria’s top rating in technological advancement is not a fluke. Just as we presented on this page a few weeks back, a Nigerian that developed a social network site meant to give others like facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn a run for their popularity, another Nigerian is in the news again after inventing a bamboo tab specially designed to solve problems associated with people living in the emerging markets.
The inventor, Mr Adebola Omololu, said the tablet is a direct response to products coming from the outside world to make big sales in Africa even when they have no features that can take care of specific problems of the emerging markets.
For the first time with tablet computers, the Bamboo D700 comes not only with radio features, but also TV features that allows the user watch terrestrial television without any additional hardware. The television feature in the new tab was designed with an internal aerial that surrounds the device to receive signals.
The new product also considers that most emerging markets have extreme weather at some points during the year which means that many users at some point may experience damp conditions on their hands that may reduce the amount of grip on devices. As a direct response, the new device comes with grip-grooves technology on the back of the device which increases the amount of grip by as much as 37% in some weather conditions.
44hours talk time
The Bamboo tablet is said to be developed to run on the optimal combination of the right CPU speed, memory size and battery type to provide the longest lasting tablet computer device on a single charge. As a result, it allows for about 44 hours of talk time on 2G networks, 25 hours of talk time on 3G networks and about 1048 stand-by time.
With a variety of over one million apps ranging from games, educational, productivity from the google play store free of charge, the user has a lot to choose from.
Point of Sale Terminal
To support growing businesses, the Bamboo tablet has special features to support small and medium sized businesses such as a pre-loaded retail point of sale terminal that tells you everything that’s happening in your business even when you’re not there.
Besides supporting the growth of small & medium scale business, some specific preloaded apps in the tab tackles Youth unemployment, Female empowerment, Government: Security, Education, Agriculture and Local contents
The Bamboo tablet also comes with a dual SIM which allow the user to make phone calls on one and browse with the other.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of this device is its
Technical Support .
Omololu said that his Debonair Devices Limited has designed its technical support in a way that should anything happen to the device, there’s always someone to come to your home or office to pick up the Bamboo tablet and return it well serviced without you having to leave the comfort of your house. This is in addition to 12 months warranty provided on the Bamboo D700.