The $50 Phone
|English: Mobile phone evolution Русский: Эволюция мобильных телефонов (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
....for a vast number of people in a vast number of countries, the cheap handset will be the first screen, and the only screen. Their primary interface with the world. A way of connecting to the Internet where there are no telephone lines or coaxial cables or even electricity. In nations without subsidized cell phone contracts or access to consumer credit, the $50-and-you-own-it handset is going to be transformative.