Ghana’s K-Pad takes off

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Image: Kofi Kludgeson. By BiztechAfrica
Kofi Kludgeson

Ghana’s answer to the tablet PC is reported to be selling so well that the company is set to launch its own smartphone shortly too.

The K-Pad, a home-developed touch screen tablet computing device, was brought to market by Alltel Limited in January this year. K-Pads are available in several sizes and run on the Android operating system.

Kofi Kludgeson, the Executive Chairman of Alltel Limited, says the company has seen interest in the lower-cost tablet PC from both across Africa and abroad. In just three months, the product “has hit the world market in a mighty way,” he says.

Next to market, he says, will be the K-Phone dual SIM smart phone running an Android OS.



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