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Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Published on: Aug 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – with only the urban elite owning smartphones, and mobile...
Tools of the Mobile-Enabled Disaster Responder

Tools of the Mobile-Enabled Disaster Responder

Published on: Nov 27 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
Responding after a natural disaster is one of the most challenging environments an ICT professional can find themselves in. Extreme weather, challenging logistics...
3 Steps for Microsoft + Nokia Success in Africa

3 Steps for Microsoft + Nokia Success in Africa

Published on: Sep 06 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Its hardly news now that Microsoft dropped a relatively modest US$ 7.2 Billion to acquire Nokia’s handset and software services business as well as some patents...
Will the Ubuntu Phone Rock the African Software Development Market?

Will the Ubuntu Phone Rock the African Software Development Market?

Published on: Apr 03 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
You’re undoubtedly familiar with Ubuntu. An open source OS powerhouse, some argue that Ubuntu has the potential to take a sizable bite out of the cost of deploying...
It is High Noon for Netbooks

It is High Noon for Netbooks

Published on: Nov 05 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on It is High Noon for Netbooks
Do you remember the buzz in 2008 for low-cost laptops? Can you recall when Asus announced the EeePC, a sub-$400 laptop computer that had all the techies excited?...
Celebrate the IDEOS vs. Samsung $100 Smartphone Price War in Kenya

Celebrate the IDEOS vs. Samsung $100 Smartphone Price War in Kenya

Published on: Jul 20 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Lucky Kenyans. They are benefiting from an ongoing $100 smartphone price war between IDEOS and Samsung. On one side, you have the Huawei IDEOS U8150, which...
The $200 Nexus 7 Google Tablet is a Game-Changer for ICT Adoption in Africa

The $200 Nexus 7 Google Tablet is a Game-Changer for ICT Adoption in Africa

Published on: Jun 29 2012 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
On Wednesday, Google announced the specs and price point for its Nexus 7 tablet. Engadget reports that for $200 the Nexus 7 has a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD to...
The $47 Aakash Android Tablet Will Revolutionize Internet Access

The $47 Aakash Android Tablet Will Revolutionize Internet Access

Published on: Jan 23 2012 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Last year, the Canadian/Indian company Datawind, announced the $35 Aakash Android tablet computer as an ICT solution for education. While I still believe that...
Aakash: A $35 Android tablet towards universal access to computing

Aakash: A $35 Android tablet towards universal access to computing

Published on: Dec 12 2011 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Much has been written about India’s unveiling of the $35 tablet Aakash. There is debate about Aakash’s potential to change the educational paradigm, about...
Why India’s $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

Why India’s $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

Published on: Oct 07 2011 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
This week, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced the Aakash, a “$35” Android tablet computer they are boastfully claiming...