Eclipse Smart Devices Launched with UK Franchise


Emma Okonji

Pumoh, an exclusive online services platform has unveiled the new smart Eclipse Tab 7 and Eclipse 9, having concluded its partnership engagement with the UK, to become the exclusive distributor of UK-produced Eclipse feature phones, smartphones, smart tablets and smart watches in Nigeria and Africa.

Speaking at the launch, Pumoh’s Managing Director, Mrs. Umuh Adingwupu, who was represented by Mrs. Ijeoma Sabo, said the new range of smart devices would revolutionise the mobile devices market in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
She said the devices were specially designed to allow users enjoy seamless experience from personal entertainment to business functionality.

“Although the market is currently filled with all kinds of products, we are confident that the Eclipse brand will stand out because the devices come with extra value for the user, having being subjected to rigorous product testing thorough quality control processes to ensure users enjoy great aesthetics, high level functionality, super durability and portability,” Adingwupu said.

According to her, the tablet range includes the Eclipse Tab 7 and Eclipse 9, and both devices run on upgraded Android operating system (OS) and the slates are handy, sleek, feather-weight and very easy to carry and handle. Other range of the Eclipse device include the Tab 7, which has 7-inch high resolution touchscreen display, the Tab 9, which has 9.6-inch high definition (HD) touchscreen with 120 hours of battery life, among other valuable features. It also has on display, the Eclipse Copmbo 3 device.

Another interesting feature of the Eclipse smart devices is that the Eclipse Combo 3 device has unique features that stand it out among equals. It is a feature phone that can browse the internet and social media. It is equipped with dual SIM slots, self sustainability and charging capability, which also makes the Combo 3 a power bank. With Combo 3, you have a phone that does all the basic things, provides access to the internet and also serves as a power bank to charge other phones.

“With the global rise in wearable technology, the Eclipse range of smart devices does not exclude the wearable watches. The Eclipse smart watch promises user friendliness, non-invasive display, attractive drain and easy connectivity with other devices as well as effective security. The core objective of introducing the Eclipse range of smart devices into the Nigerian and African markets is to make life easier for users,” Adingwupu noted.
Commending Pumoh for the introduction of the Eclipse range of smart phones into the Nigerian market, the Director, Technical Standard and Network Integrity at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Fidelis Onah, said the commission does not allow things to go into the market without thorough investigation and approval.

He added that the Eclipse devices were brought to them and were certified okay after thorough investigation, adding that, “We are always at peace when we see that people are doing well because the success of ICT companies in Nigeria is the aggregated success that will translate into the country’s economic growth.”

He however stated that the regulation to sanction any company that brings counterfeit phones to the country is in the pipeline, stressing that the commission frowns at any product that is not authorised.

He advised customers to always demand to see the certificate of authorisation from the dealer or company selling mobile devices before partronising them, in order to ascertain whether the products are authorised or not.
The Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Kano State government and the Bayero University, Kano are on the verge of signing a digital innovation pact for youths of Northern Nigeria.

The decision formed part of the discussions at this year’s Nigeria Digital Innovation Conference held at the Bayero University, Kano last week.

The conference tagged ‘Building a new Nigeria in a digital economy’, which s well attended by youths from various states of the North West region, was organised to bridge the widening digital poles between the Nothern and Southern axis of the country.

According to , the Executive Director of CECAD, Bayero Agabi, said the conference, which had in attendance the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje; the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Garba Umar Danbatta; the Vice Chancellor Bayero University Kano and other stakeholders from the public and private sector, was organised to see how Nigeria, its businesses and innovations are responding to the digital competitive world.
He said from the interaction, there is a gap in the area of capacity building among the youths in the Northern part of the country, which has informed decision to give opportunities to them in an effort to engender a total knowledge-based economy.

“We have identified a gap in the area of capacity building for the youths. We are already in discussions with our partners to bridge that gap by exposure the youths to ICT tools that would make them competitive and create jobs for themselves and others,” Bayero said.

According to him, “lacuna exists in our educational system where ICT-related curricula have become outdated and out of touch with the reality in the industry, making the ivory towers produce students, whose skills are at variance with the industry skills requirements.” This
has to be addressed, since innovation can only be achieved through the right education, backed by the right policies, Bayero added.