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First African Designed Smartphone, Tablet Hit Market

 First African Designed Smartphone, Tablet Hit Market
topic by kkkid - 12-26-2012, 10:58 AM - Boxden > BX Tech


First African Designed Smartphone, Tablet Hit Market




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.





VMK : Tablets PC & Smartphones


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31 comments for "First African Designed Smartphone, Tablet Hit Market"


 12-26-2012, 12:47 PMaway - #2
mtbatol 9 heat pts

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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
 12-26-2012, 01:17 PMonline - #3
Special Edd 86 heat pts86

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2.3 >>>>>>>>>>>>
 12-26-2012, 02:01 PMaway - #4
ThePainkiller 302 heat pts302

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Originally Posted by Special Edd
2.3 >>>>>>>>>>>>
You would know, wouldn't you
 12-26-2012, 11:32 PMaway - #5
invaderchin 138 heat pts138

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looks kinda tight...



guess it can play Break Books...
 12-26-2012, 11:59 PMaway - #6
Kuchiki_Byakuya 10 heat pts10

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Why should Africans support him when this phone is probably made in some dingy factory in China?
 12-27-2012, 12:25 AMaway - #7
invaderchin 138 heat pts138

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Originally Posted by Kuchiki_Byakuya
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
 12-27-2012, 12:28 AMaway - #8
Siddhartha 

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still more current than the iPhone..
 12-27-2012, 01:13 AMaway - #9
O-FICIAL 

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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.
 12-27-2012, 03:05 AMaway - #10
lifeundthescope 22 heat pts22

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this is what us Blacks need
 12-27-2012, 08:22 AMaway - #11
MPipes101 5 heat pts

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Bout mutha####ing time, now its time for black american to unite and form a market for black folk to do the same
 12-27-2012, 08:59 AMonline - #12
Lil Jay 25 heat pts25

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Originally Posted by lifeundthescope
this is what us Blacks need
first the obamaphone, now this.. Be prepared, be very prepared
 12-27-2012, 09:33 AMaway - #13
ThePainkiller 302 heat pts302

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Originally Posted by lifeundthescope
this is what us Blacks need
Shut the #### up
 12-27-2012, 10:36 AMaway - #14
Ward22 141 heat pts141

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Originally Posted by MPipes101
Bout mutha####ing 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
 12-27-2012, 12:16 PMaway - #15
DrX 56 heat pts56

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Originally Posted by lifeundthescope
this is what us Blacks need
good to finally see blacks starting their own ####....very refreshing
 12-27-2012, 12:16 PMaway - #16
DrX 56 heat pts56

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Originally Posted by lifeundthescope
this is what us Blacks need
good to finally see blacks starting their own ####....very refreshing



the jews set the blueprint for us
 12-27-2012, 01:01 PMaway - #17
EGO 51 heat pts51

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Originally Posted by Ward22
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.
 12-27-2012, 01:23 PMaway - #18
[Trini Yute] 5 heat pts

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Originally Posted by e G o Maniac
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.
 12-27-2012, 01:23 PMaway - #19
eCity 420 21 heat pts21

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dat #### gonna scam u watch
 12-27-2012, 01:30 PMaway - #20
R4P 7 heat pts

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Originally Posted by e G o Maniac
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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