Thanks to Google+, I was alerted to an article with quite an attention-grabbing headline: “$80 Android Phone Sells Like Hotcakes in Kenya, the World Next?“.
There is no doubt that statistics continue to prove that smartphone ownership is greatly on the rise. But for many people that are still content with their feature phone, the price jump required to move to become a smartphone owner remains an obstacle.
The article regarding how smartphones are being developed and sold for such a low price is fairly fascinating.
The article calls smartphones “liberating”; and for many smartphone owners, I’m sure they’d shake their head in agreement at that feeling.
If stories like this one continue to popup across the world, more people will be able to experience the power and convenience that a smartphone can offer without needing to liberate too much cash from their wallet or bank accounts.