Verone Mankou Tailors Affordable Smartphone and Tablet to African Market

Congolese entrepreneur brings the “for us, by us” model to technology

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Tech startup VMK is offering sleek mobile devices at an affordable price. Founder and CEO  Verone Mankou is dedicated to providing the latest technology to his community.

VMK makes a tablet called Way-C, which means “the light of the stars,” and a smartphone called Elikia, which means “hope.”  The $300 tablet is roughly the size of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, while the Android-based smartphone costs $170 (without a contract).

To learn more about Mankou and his mobile inventions, watch the video below:

At the time the AFP video was produced, the smartphone had not been released.

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