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So, according to this site wages seem to run from ~4500 KSH per month to ~19000. So it sounds like a Kenyan could afford that phone on 3-6 months of saving up out of their wage if they don't have other major expenses. And the really well-off ones could probably buy one off the shelf anytime.
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whats next, the "Swag" tablet? does it come with free purple skinny jeans?
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Jokes aside, props to Intel, places like India and Africa need this sort of thing.

The only thing Indians get out of this is mobile internet to the masses, because even the beggars here have at least 2 bar phones.
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Not everyone in Africa is starving to death you know. If there really wasn't enough wealth going around for people to be able to afford this then there'd be no reason to release it at all as there'd be no market for it and therefore wasted R&D cash and no profit.
Africa is sitting on top of the worlds largest amount of natural resources. its a gold mine, literally. diamonds, platinum, palladium. if they weren't so busy killing each other they could be the next super-power. the people remain poor because their mining techniques are in the stone age, and pretty much everyone has "set up shop" to exploit those resources. the richest land in the world, and people are still starving. just mind boggling really.
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Not everyone in Africa is starving to death you know. If there really wasn't enough wealth going around for people to be able to afford this then there'd be no reason to release it at all as there'd be no market for it and therefore wasted R&D cash and no profit.
Africa is sitting on top of the worlds largest amount of natural resources. its a gold mine, literally. diamonds, platinum, palladium. if they weren't so busy killing each other they could be the next super-power. the people remain poor because their mining techniques are in the stone age, and pretty much everyone has "set up shop" to exploit those resources. the richest land in the world, and people are still starving. just mind boggling really.

More like if our government wasn't so corrupted (South Africa) and other countries weren't exploiting us since the Cold War (America) we could be a lot richer than we are.
Nothing is as simple as you think here. But honestly, if we had Obama for 8 years instead of USA - our country would probably look a lot better than it is.
Mining isn't in the stone-age, just the workers are constantly striking violently for more wages - and the government just doesn't know what to do. No one has set up shop to exploit the resources other than our government. Heck, we only have 1 nuclear powerplant in the Western Cape, the rest is coal powered. Simply because our government didn't care.
The people aren't starving, they're just unhappy and angry at the government. The only reason the ANC is in power still is because they 'brain-wash' the mass uneducated population to vote for them. (ie; they go out and tell people they HAVE to vote for ANC, and they do not indicate that they actually have a choice).

That being said, I still believe that there are some of the most driven, enthusiastic and brilliant people in this country. Without them pushing forward to help further develop our country, we would be lost.
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YOLO africa. LOL!

GG intel.
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Haha, this is so relevant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdjNV9nv3QQ

Fast forward to 0:37 biggrin.gif.
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Because lions run around in our streets and we live in straw and mud huts in small villages and have absolutely no infrastructure at all. Also jungles.

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Don't feel bad, I was born and raised in a very rural part of the US. I've met a lot of Americans that were surprised to hear that we had electricity and that we weren't still fighting natives. The US is just really large and some people have a hard time thinking outside of their local areas. In smaller countries I have found the opposite. Once when I was in the UK I was asked if I knew "Dave" from Texas. I first thought they were trying to be funny, but I soon picked up they were serious. Fortunately these people are the minority I believe and most people have a more true perspective of the world.
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YOLT

YES.

By the way, complaining guy up there, the point of the post was to point out both the phone being released, and the absurdity of the name. People are commenting on both, so I don't see a problem here. tiredsmiley.gif
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The name fits the target market perfectly, I don't get what the issue with the name is.
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