Over the years phones used by Nigerians has always been imported from other countries despite the talents we have in this country. This has prompt some investors in computer and mobile phones market in Lagos to come together to support the produce of made-in Nigeria phones.
They have been able to come up with two made-in Nigeria phones which will be launched by November. The brand names for these two phones are iQ and MaxTel.
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDAN) president, Mr Godfrey Iyke Nwosu disclosed this at the Technopreneurship Breakfast Meeting convened by Technology Times for business leaders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He also said that the 20 investors have pulled all their resources together to achieve this aim and they hope to beat the existing market, the European and Asian mobile phone manufacturers.
Nwosu said that the two phones has been made up to the taste of Nigerians, it will cater three market segment features, medium (size) and smart.
The PAPDAN President also told attendees at the event that included major business leaders, CEOs of businesses in Ikeja Computer Village, key market association including the leadership of Computers and Allied Products Dealers Association (CAPDAN), PAPDAN, NACET, among others that the planned introduction of the new phones will provide home-grown solutions for the Nigerian technology market.
This will encourage people who want to go in home-grown products and it will really boost our present economy instead of importing which has done more harm than good to the economy.