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Made-in-Nigeria mobile phones to hit markets soon

By The Citizen

Nigerians will be treated to two new locally-manufactured mobile phone brands before December.

The President of the Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN), Mr. Godfrey Nwosu, disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday.

Nwosu said that the proposed phones, iQ and MaxTel, resulted from a partnership involving 20 Nigerian investors.

'The two new phone brands would be called iQ and MaxTel,' he said.

Nwosu said PAPDAN had identified a growing appetite for cutting-edge technologies among telecoms consumers.

'The two Nigerian brands would cater to three market segments: feature, medium and smart phone segments,' he said.

Nwosu said the phones would offer more choices to the local consumers.

The PAPDAN official also said that membership of the association currently stood at 3,000.

'Our members occupy a crucial place in the retail end of the technology market.

'As they sell in excess of 2 million units of phones and allied devices in Nigeria and several economies across West Africa monthly,' Nwosu said.