Journal: Free Cell Phones, Monetize the Knowledge

01 Poverty, 03 Economy, 04 Education, Autonomous Internet, Collaboration Zones, Key Players, Mobile

Huawei Ideos Cell $50

Huawei Android Smartphone ‘Ideos’ Going To T-Mobile: Report

A few weeks into the future and an ad in the newspaper may look like this– looking for a Google powered smart phone? just spend $50- Amazed? Well that is what is the target of HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES and T-MOBILE US inclusive. The former a Chinese telecom equipment provider and the latter the fourth largest US mobile carrier.

The Ideos was unveiled on Thursday in Berlin. Ideos is an Android 2.2, the latest version of Google Inc.’s free mobile operating system; ensembles a 2.8-inch touch screen; and can be a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing other devices to connect to the Internet. Ideos is better option to all these who aren’t willing to pay exorbitant for devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone or Verizon Wireless’s Droid lineup. Such brands typically retail for more than $500 without a contract, or $200 with a two-year contract.

Phi Beta Iota: Free cell phones to the poor, and call centers that educate them free “one cell call at a time,” are the foundation for creating infinite new wealth.  What most do not appear to understand is that just as with the genius of Gillette (sell the shave, not the shaver), in the 21st Century the cell phone and connectivity should be free, and it is the transmitted knowledge that is monetized (not sold, but monetized, e.g. early warning from farmers on disease strains, Twitters on earthquakes, etcetera.)