... el youm kent ga3d a7os fe Viigo 3al blackberry, (if u dont know Viigo: click here) oo i came across this article.. about a blackberry owner in Nigeria, writing about what it's like owning a BB in that part of the world.. interesting!
"About 8 years ago, we only had about one hundred thousand wired lines for all of us."
"In order to use a phone, we often had to wait in lines that could be as long as one thousand people."
"In 2006, BlackBerry was introduced to the Nigerian market."
"Here in Nigeria, a lack of access to information as well as a preoccupation with other aspects of life, meant BlackBerry landed here without making much of a scene."
"Zain began offering the service to their postpaid customers only but that has recently changed. They have included prepaid customers into their BlackBerry service."
"Here in Nigeria, not many people can afford a BlackBerry."
"The majority of mobile phone users here in Nigeria just want to talk."
"I met a lady few days ago. She uses a BlackBerry but she has never used the phone for anything other than making calls."
"You hardly see people with BlackBerry and when you are seen with one, you often get: "WOW! He uses BlackBerry, he must be big or something." That is what it feels like having a BlackBerry in Nigeria."
"I remember once a rumor that BlackBerry can scan for pregnancy when placed on the stomach of a pregnant woman."
"Most of the cities here are still on GPRS. EDGE and 3G are still trying to spring up."
"Since Zain has joined the queue I will have to check it out if they have better service than my network."
- Temitope O.
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN
Can you believe he wrote all this on his BlackBerry? Amazing.]
(c) BlackBerry Cool for BlackBerry Cool, 2009
FULL ARTICLE: HERE