Africa’s Steve Jobs? VMK Releases Tablet and Phone

Verone Mankou, the Congolese entrepreneur responsible for Africa’s first-ever homegrown smartphone and tablet, says that “only Africans know what Africa needs … Apple is huge in the U.S., Samsung is huge in Asia and we want VMK to be huge in Africa.”

With that in mind, he wants his company, VMK, to be what Apple is to the United States. He hopes to gain a Steve Jobs-inspired control of the mobile-phone market, Clutch magazine reports. Plus, he’s going out of his way to challenge “Afro-pessimists” who, he says, don’t believe his products are original and designed in Africa.

Read more at Clutch magazine.


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