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Egypt launches its first locally produced smart tablet
Egyptian minister of telecommunications and IT announces debut of locally produced tablet on Thursday
Mohamed Watany, Thursday 11 Apr 2013
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Yasser ElKady the CEO of Egypt's ITIDA unveils the new Egyptian tablet (Photo: ITIDA)

Egypt unveiled on Thursday its first locally produced smart tablet, under the trademark 'Inar.'

The exact details about the device's capabilities have not revealed yet. 

The state-owned electronics firm Katron, which will produce the Egyptian tablet, plans to manufacture 20 million units.

The units worth LE2 billion will be manufactured over the next four years, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Techonology Atef Helmy said on Thursday during the forum to launch Egypt’s ICT Strategy (2013- 2017).

Greater Cairo-based Katron was established in 1964.

Helmy added that the first 10,000 smart units will be produced before the end of this year.





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omar
07-05-2013 11:16am
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we want to no more information
when will it come out and how much is it for and were are you selling it so we buy. it as soon as possible tell us
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Medhat
13-04-2013 11:26am
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Is is true ?
we need the government and the factory to inform us if this tablet is really designed in Egypt ? , and how much is the perecentage of the local content ? . I am very much afraid that we just got a design from a chinese or indian company , get the components from them , and just assemble the tablet here , and claim it is the first Egypatian made tablet . if there is a plan for future improvment to design it here , and manufacture some parts , please announce it .
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Ayman
12-04-2013 11:34am
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Vaporware
How could they announce a product that will be available by the end of the year and not list at least its specifications? Unless there isn't any product yet! As always these endeavors by the public sector are always riddled by poor management.
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Joe
12-04-2013 08:24am
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Spec
Great news at last coming out of Egypt and well done to the developers. I guess SDB (above) must be El Baradei in disguise!!! Here is the spec Resolution : 720 X 1024 pixel , 9.7 inches OS : Android 4.0 Video Camera primary : 2 MP Video Camera secondary : 2 MP Weight : 750 g Memory : 8 to 32 GB storage / 1 GB RAM Connections : WiFi and 3G
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Ahmed Elkabbany
12-04-2013 08:07am
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Just a comment
I think demonstrating the box instead of the device is not appropriate ..any way great start to have a locally produced Tablet device
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Aly , the Egyptian
11-04-2013 10:24pm
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The Nation...
Excellent , as a start......more to come.....good luck
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Nasser Gamal Eddin
11-04-2013 08:38pm
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"Produced in Egypt"?
"Produced in Egypt"? this is misleading. This tablet was only assembled in Egypt from imported parts. It was not designed in Egypt nor was it MANUFACTURED in Egypt.
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sh
12-04-2013 07:45pm
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Do not be so disappointing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Radwa Fouda
11-04-2013 05:22pm
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Engineers' Names
Hi, I think it'd be nice to add stuff like the Names of the Engineers who made it, the story of it's make, beside jst mentioning the company! As well as the capabilities of the Device, and When will it be in Markets
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SDB
11-04-2013 04:17pm
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Silly
yea just flush LE 2Billion down the drain. Well done!
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AG
11-04-2013 05:55pm
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Basic Economics
You have to spend a little bit to make a lot. Starting up a tablet business is expensive. This is actually rather cheap and should the device take off and perform well they will likely make back far more. This is a great start for Egypt to start developing it's own technology.

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