Low-cost smartphones have the potential to bridge SA's technology gap.
SA is a mobile-first country and the ever-increasing pool of low-cost smartphones that manufacturers and mobile operators are bringing to the table has the potential to put the Internet in the hands of millions – ultimately bridging the digital divide.
Analysts have tagged 2014 as the year of the low-cost smartphone. These are some of the phones analysts believe herald a new generation of connected users in SA:
1. Huawei Ascend
"The biggest intervention [in SA's mobile landscape] is the advent of entry-level smartphones below the
He says SA can expect to see more of these types of devices emerging this year, especially given
The Steppa was the first operator-branded phone in SA to make use of this programme, allowing MTN to sell the device for R499.
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