Many people of in Africa can only dream of the internet but cannot reach it. The systems there are of very low grade and give feeble, sluggish connections that are much too costly to be afforded by a person who earns a medium pay. However, cell-based web can be accessed more easily. That’s why Tanzanians take the help of their cell phone instead of their personal computer if they have to surf online or transmit money by electronic means.
Archive for December 2010
While going through the site of PC World I found an article titled “Top 5 Things the iPhone Has Given the World.” I am a non-fan/fan of iPhone and Apple found it interesting and thought to give it a read. The top 5 contributions of the iPhone to this world (mentioned in PC World) are as follows:
You must have seen the ad on the television of a guy carrying a sweet little orange coloured cell phone and jumping happily inside a bag. That advertisement shows a woman with a new cell phone, who is willing to sell her old one for cash. It is a reputed online recycling firm in the UK, but sometimes it may not provide the highest value for a phone.
Recently, a survey conducted in Philippines revealed that this nation with a 92 million population has around 87 million subscribers using cell services. This constitutes 94% of the total population of the country. It is like a drop of water into the vast ocean. International Telecommunications Union pegged world-wide cell phone subscribers at approximately 5 billion. Just imagine, each owner use a cell phone just for a year, and if so many people discard their cell phones each year, the carbon footprint from obsolete handsets can create astronomical harm to our Earth’s environment.
Ofcom, a telecommunication regulator holds that all cell phones should have free access to Freephone numbers.
After Gingerbread, version 3.0, called Honeycomb, is expected to be launched the next year. However, there appears to be some confusion, and so the next upgrade is likely to be the 2.4 ver. instead of 3.0.