Are they lacking electricity? Of course not–if you’ve got a cell phone, you’ve got some way of charging it. Are they lacking networks? No. If you’ve got a cell phone, you’ve got some way of being connected to it. So what is really left? What is left is affordability. A computer costs three or four hundred bucks, and a cell phone costs thirty or forty bucks. But what happens if a basic computing device that’s reasonably usable gets down to that price point?
Sounds like a smart plan. Granted, it won't be a Surface killer, but if it can play video, surf the web, and do email then they will have a hit on their hands.
The article kind of fluffs the potential. Sure a lot of people don't have access to the Internet, and a cheap device would help. But lets face the reality of things, these people don't have Internet because they probably make around $2 a month. You can't expect them to pay a monthly cost, and $25 is just too much. It needs to be free everything before these people will be able to connect like the rest of the world. Then, they'll have to find electricity.
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