The Impact of Cheap Smart Phones on Africa

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Jimbo Wales

Source of photo: online version of the NYT article quoted and cited below.

(p. 2) PHONING: A friend of mine bought me an Ideos phone on the street in Kenya for about $80. This is an Android phone that’s a bit smaller than an iPhone, but a lot cheaper. This is really exciting because at that price point, hundreds of thousands and soon millions of smartphones are going to be sold across Africa. The impact for people’s access to knowledge in some very difficult places is enormous.

For the full interview, see:
Jimmy Wales as interviewed by KATE MURPHY. “DOWNLOAD; Jimmy Wales.” The New York Times, SundayReview (Sun., February 12, 2012): 2.
(Note: the online version of the interview is dated February 11, 2012.)

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