A Brief note on the blog:
This is the first of what I hope to be many posts under the ‘blog’ label. This blog will provide an opportunity and platform for discussion on the state of mobile technology as it pertains to development. These posts will not focus on the technical side of technology with detailed instructions and how to’s but rather allow readers to gain an insight into the world of Information Communication and Technology and why it’s important in international development. I welcome any discussion or debate.
When searching for a mobile device for any project involving ICT we first look at price and then look at performance. Searching for an expensive phone is pretty easy and you can almost always be guaranteed that the performance will be top notch. However, not many people let alone a project can just outright purchase the newest and most expensive product on the market and roll it out in the field. Instead, we tread the extremely murky waters in search of the perfect mid to bottom tier device. Trust me when I say, it’s not easy. In fact it’s incredibly difficult and more often than not you’ll find yourself with an incredibly mediocre device that’ll have you thinking why you even bother trying.