Myanmar shows why Mark Zuckerberg’s next five billion are a long way from joining Facebook

Myanmar shows why Mark Zuckerberg’s next five billion are a long way from joining Facebook – qz.com, October 7, 2013
…According to IDC’s figures, it won’t be until 2016—a full three years after Myanmar opened up its mobile sector—that more smartphones will be sold in the country than simpler, feature phones. There are three main reasons for this: First, Myanmar remains a poor country and even the cheapest smartphones cannot compare with basic voice-and-text models that go for less than $20 new, and even less second-hand…

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