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In five years, most Africans will have Smartphones

12 June 2012

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John Evans, weekly columnist at TechCrunch, says the current penetration rate of smartphones in the sub-Saharan Africa region which currently stands at seven per cent will reach 40 per cent five years from now.

In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones
Image Credits: TechCrunch/ John Evans

Feature phones are not the future. Of course that verges on tautology; of course everyone will have a smartphone, until everyone has something smaller and better and even more integrated into the fabric of our lives, like Google Glasses or cybernetic jawbone/retinal implants or whatever Charles Stross dreams up next. But when, exactly?

Speaking in the context of the developing world, John Evans says that things are going to get really interesting when the smartphone revolution takes off here, and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. This will be the time when both the internet and computer revolutions take place together.

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Source : TechCrunch

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