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Friday, 04 January 2013 19:43

Congolese Tech Company Releases Africa’s First Smart Phone & Tablet

Written by BRITNI DANIELLE
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Congolese Tech Company Releases Africa’s First Smart Phone & Tablet

 

Verone Mankou hopes to become the Steve Jobs of Africa. The 27-year-old Congolese entrepreneur recently released the continent’s first ever homegrown smart phone and tablet, a move Mankou hopes will result in his company, VMK, cornering the booming mobile phone market in Africa.

 

 

 

“Only Africans know what Africa needs,” Mankou explained during a speech at a technology conference. “Apple is huge in the US, Samsung is huge in Asia, and we want VMK to be huge in Africa.”

 

VMK’s offerings, the Way-C tablet and Elikia, are “African designed” gadgets with lower price tags than major brands, a fact Mankou hopes will make them more attractive to local consumers.

 

 

Read more at Clutch magazine.

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/01/congolese-tech-company-releases-africas-first-smart-phone-tablet/

Last modified on Friday, 04 January 2013 19:48

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