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First African Designed Smartphone, Tablet Hit Market


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Congolese entrepreneur Verone Mankou wants his tech startup VMK to be for Africa what Apple is for the U.S. and Samsung is for Asia. That is, he wants the majority of people on the continent to use the African-designed smartphone and tablet he is making.

VMK makes a tablet called Way-C, which means "the light of the stars," and now a smartphone called Elikia, which means "hope."


The tablet is the size of Samsung's Galaxy Tab and costs $300. The Android-based smartphone costs $170 without a contract.



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Damn, only Android 2.3 tho?!?

Had to google for specs and i can see why, even for a cheap phone them some struggle specs
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2.3 >>>>>>>>>>>>
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Special Edd said:
2.3 >>>>>>>>>>>>
You would know, wouldn't you
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looks kinda tight...



guess it can play Break Books...
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Why should Africans support him when this phone is probably made in some dingy factory in China?
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Kuchiki_Byakuya said:
Why should Africans support him when this phone is probably made in some dingy factory in China?
cuz thats where the iPhone is made too
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still more current than the iPhone..
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Africa will support it. They are really big on technology but have a hard time getting their hands on it.
Good move for the continent as a whole.
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this is what us Blacks need
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Bout muthafu*king time, now its time for black american to unite and form a market for black folk to do the same
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lifeundthescope said:
this is what us Blacks need
first the obamaphone, now this.. Be prepared, be very prepared
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lifeundthescope said:
this is what us Blacks need
Shut the fu*k up
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MPipes101 said:
Bout muthafu*king time, now its time for black american to unite and form a market for black folk to do the same
it's called boost mobile
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lifeundthescope said:
this is what us Blacks need
good to finally see blacks starting their own sh*t....very refreshing
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lifeundthescope said:
this is what us Blacks need
good to finally see blacks starting their own sh*t....very refreshing



the jews set the blueprint for us
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Ward22 said:
it's called boost mobile
Boost Mobile was founded by a white Australian, is now owned by Sprint, who is now owned by Japanese people. Dude see a bunch of "Whereuat?!" commercials with coonish black people and think our people are coming up Shut up.
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e G o Maniac said:
Boost Mobile was founded by a white Australian, is now owned by Sprint, who is now owned by Japanese people. Dude see a bunch of "Whereuat?!" commercials with coonish black people and think our people are coming up Shut up.
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dat sh*t gonna scam u watch
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e G o Maniac said:
Boost Mobile was founded by a white Australian, is now owned by Sprint, who is now owned by Japanese people. Dude see a bunch of "Whereuat?!" commercials with coonish black people and think our people are coming up Shut up.

it went WAY over your head homie....lol
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