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

# 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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