By TECHNOLOGY TIMES
Lagos. October 18, 2013: Zinox Technologies has announced plans to launch Zipad, a new range of tablet PCs into the niche market for mobile computing in Nigeria.
Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman of Zinox Technologies, who dropped the hint last night, says that the introduction of Zipad will serve the need of a growing market for mobile computing in line with the technology company’s commitment to offering innovative solutions to Africa’s dynamic tech market.
Zipad is expected to be unveiled at a media launch scheduled to hold later today at the Lagos headquarters of the integrated ICT company in Lagos.
Eke, who spoke at a dinner held in his Ikoyi, Lagos home held in honour of the new leadership of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), also task policy makers to explore technology solutions towards addressing development challenges in Nigeria.
The event also featured the donation of a bus to NCS by the Zinox Group; an initiative that Eke says is part of the company’s contribution towards supporting the objectives of association towards promoting a growth-oriented ICT sector in Nigeria.
The introduction of the Zipad range of tablet PCs will further expand the Zinox product and service offering including a range of computers including laptops, desktops, power PCs.
Zinox also offers e-learning solutions; solar powers systems, VPS, cloud computing, among other technology services.
The planned launch of the Zipad range today comes amid a recent announcement by Zinox Technologies Group that it completed the installation of a digital personal computer (PC) and phones assembly plant.
Zinox says the digital plant which produces smart desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and phones is structured to produce a wider range of gadgets with available components.
“Zinox would now be more competitive in terms of pricing, delivery and after sales support while increasing the rate of introducing new products”, the company says.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]The introduction of the Zipad is coming just as government noted that adoption of basic ICTs continue to be on the upswing in the country with the telecoms sector being the fastest growing of the Nigerian economy and fourth largest contributor to nation’s GDP.[/blockquote]
According to the Ministry of Communication Technology, despite challenges within power sector which increase the cost of business and reduce user experiences with most modern technologies, “nevertheless adoption of basic ICTs has been high – 100 million active SIM cards, 45 million Nigerians access the internet.”
Nigerians are adopting diverse technology tools to be part of the tech wave bolstering projections that the ICT sector as a whole will contribute 8 per cent to GDP by 2015.
According to the CommTech Ministry, growth is expected to continue as National ICT Policy and Broadband Plan, being championed to promote high speed Internet services across the country, is implemented.