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26 year old Congolese invents Africa's first handheld tablet to rival the iPad

Africa has its first handheld tablet to rival the iPad and similar western inventions, which went on sale in the Republic of Congo on Monday, its inventor Verone Mankou said.

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# has its first handheld to rival the and similar western inventions, which went on sale in the Republic of on Monday, its inventor said Monday.

“We have set up a team and logistics to sell the tablet since Friday. Today, anyone can buy one,” if they are in the main cities of the capital Brazzaville and the oil port of Pointe-Noire, the 26-year-old told AFP.

The tablet is called the — “the light of the stars” in a dialect of northern Congo. It measures 19 x 17 x 1.2 centimetres and weighs 380 grammes and has integrated Wi-Fi circuitry and a 4.0 GB memory.

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  1. Supporter

    March 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Such great news!

  2. Pingback: 26 year old Congolese invents Africa’s first handheld tablet to rival the iPad | Women | Kenya

  3. Aiden Ayafor

    January 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Its with no gain-saying that Africa is blessed with all one can ever think of; congratulations my brother, we admire and appreciate your courage, just be focused, steadfast in realising your dream but also know much more challenges and storms awaits you ahead as you proceed climbing the ladder of greatness, but never mind look forward.
    Africa is proud of you.

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