Lagos: Welcome to BlackBerry Land 24 August 2011Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
Used initially by businessmen, the BlackBerry smartphone has become the platform of communication popular in Nigeria. More than just a tool, a real drug
Welcome to BlackBerry Land. A restaurant in downtown Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on a weeknight. Eight young ladies are seated crisp. A bachelor party girl? This is very similar to, although side atmosphere will require ironing.
All have their eyes on their phone. It is a scene near normal in public places in Lagos: little or no conversation, but the fingers fluttering on the machine. The sound of the keyboard echoes ringing. And ping, ping, ping … Kesako? “Fastoche” retort any good thirty years, “is the alert message from the BlackBerry.”
And yes. Spread the word, the ping! has become as familiar as the hubbub of motorists stuck in the “go slow” (traffic) in Lagos, or the hum of generators turbinent all day long. And for good reason: market high-end smartphone, the Apple iPhone and do not really ultradesign recipe