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Prototyping to reality: niche mobiles for unmet needs

In May 2006, a little news snippet about a team of undergraduate students having successfully developed Amharic text for the mobile phone caught my eye when I was creating the Design Directory newsletter. Back then, the news article ended with … Continue reading

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The most insightful observation on the mobile internet experience for the BoP

This is not to say that these billions of mobile phones do not have the potential to access content from the web – rather, the  traditional browser-based paradigm of internet usage does not cater to them. The idea that the … Continue reading

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