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An African LTE Mobile Network Future

An African LTE Mobile Network Future

Published on: May 09 2014 by Steve Song - Comments Off on An African LTE Mobile Network Future
This entry is part 4 of 6 in my series Africa and Spectrum 2.0 If you follow communication infrastructure in Africa, you would be forgiven if you have begun to...
12 Considerations in Designing ICTs to Better Support Children

12 Considerations in Designing ICTs to Better Support Children

Published on: Nov 25 2013 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
In both the developing and developed world there has been increasing debate about the role of teachers in the 21st century, particularly in the context of widening...
Inspirational African Entrepreneurship in Mobile Hardware Technology

Inspirational African Entrepreneurship in Mobile Hardware Technology

Published on: Jul 08 2013 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Inspirational African Entrepreneurship in Mobile Hardware Technology
At the recent Technology Salon on African-Led Mobile Innovation in Congo Brazzaville, we welcomed Verone Mankou, the head of VMK, a company in Congo Brazzaville...
How to Launch a Tech Hardware Startup in Africa

How to Launch a Tech Hardware Startup in Africa

Published on: May 14 2013 by Aaron Mason - 2 Comments
On May 28, join a conversation with Verone Mankou, designer of Africa’s first tablet computer. RSVP today. Bringing a new product to market is no easy task. In...
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...
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...
Africans Should be Developing for Smartphones, Not USSD or Feature Phones

Africans Should be Developing for Smartphones, Not USSD or Feature Phones

Published on: Jun 13 2012 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Recently, TechCrunch made the bold prediction that in five years’ time, most sub-Saharan Africans will have smartphones. At first I thought this just more mobile...
Are inexpensive smartphones the future of ICT4D?

Are inexpensive smartphones the future of ICT4D?

Published on: Jul 29 2011 by Guest Writer - 12 Comments
I am Andrew J. Dupree, and nine months ago, I found myself in the same state as many other nights in my life as a computer engineering student – staring at my...
Apps4D: Smartphone Application Development as ICT4D

Apps4D: Smartphone Application Development as ICT4D

Published on: Jun 07 2010 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The rise of the smartphone has unleashed a wave of excitement and income generation across the software development community. Applications that can run on iPhones,...
Which is Better: $100 Smartphone or $15 SMS Mobile Phone?

Which is Better: $100 Smartphone or $15 SMS Mobile Phone?

Published on: Mar 10 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The $100 smartphone price barrier is broken! Nokia recently announced the 2730 Classic and Synchronica released the MessagePhone. Both mobile phones will retail...