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Microsoft Proposing Cellphone As Computer For Underprivileged

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Jan 31, 2006, 3:54 PM   by (staff)

Microsoft this week proposed getting people in developing countries online using mobile phones. The software giant showed off a smartphone that connects to a keyboard and television screen for input and output, while providing the typical software and wireless access. Cell phones have become popular in developing nations and developers there have been using SMS and other basic services to provide internet experience to subscribers. Both the GSM Association and CDMA Development Group have been working with manufacturers to develop and market low cost handsets for citizens. However the models currently under development appear to be very basic phones, many without WAP browsers or color screens.

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Silly William, laptops are for the underprivileged nosoupforyou Jan 31, 2006, 8:04 PM
One problem evilbstrd666 Jan 31, 2006, 4:09 PM
Good idea, but too unrealistic. INSURANCERIPOFF Feb 1, 2006, 8:35 AM
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