One more thing though, i understand that this conecpt is for "poor" countries, but if you take a look at the so called "poor" countries then you see that the there is nothing wrong with the telecom market there, give the people good stuff, the can use and make that affordable (look at Alcatel and Sagem they get the idea).
I am sorry.... but c'mon, what an ungly mobile phone, i have to say, the specs are good, but I am sure with our current technology they could have a little bit more effort in to this, even Nokia can make better looing phones then this. I think, in this case, Vodafone should stay with just the 250, and through away this ugly 150... :-D
Shark, 18 Feb 2010Does this device have sms? Well it's for poor African countries which doesn't have mobile tec... moreDude, did you seriously have to add that it was targeted at poor African countries? Be more reasonable and focus on the phone itself, rather that where it's heading to. Cheers.
I think it's a great idea, some people can't afford the luxury of a more fancy phone and actually need it for calling instead of stupid fancy crap.
Looks like it doesn't have T9 predictive text. But it does have games!
Rather odd that they are selling it in South Africa. We have 4 Mobile Operators; Vodafone, MTN, Cell C & Virgin, WITH 2G, 3G & 3.5G Networks in most urban areas. The market is massive, with more than 83% of South Africa's population currently using mobiles. That means 40 Million people use the mobile networks.
Even in this country phones have become diposable. This will add to the rubbish heap.
Does this device have sms?
Well it's for poor African countries which doesn't have mobile technology now in 2010... And price of 15$ is ok...
It's excellent for its purpose!