April 20, 2006
Turning mobile phones into ICT solutions
Shane Coughlan writes "With some relatively minor hardware modifications, and some intelligent software design, mobile phones can be used as functional ICT solutions in developing nations. An modern phone now has a CPU running at around 100mz, and three to four MB of RAM. Ten years ago that was a normal desktop machine. With some cleverness (and a little Java) we could give people productivity solutions without having to wait for the $100 laptop."