Can you guess what the must have mobile phone is among the youth in South Africa? If you wee thinking iPhone or a Google Android device you are wrong. Believe it or not BlackBerry is the most desired mobile phone brand in South Africa according to research done by RLabs Research Institute.
There are some interesting comments on the post by Aslam Levy and Christopher Mills. I think this demonstrates that the mobile web is not what you think in South Africa. Yes most of the survey respondents are between the ages of 18 and 24 but they are the future of this country. Makes you think twice before hiring a entire team to build iOS (Iphone and iPad) apps when the future for South Africa appears to be dominated by BlackBerry and Nokia.
On another note… apparently BlackBerry is testing Android apps on their phones. Could this indicate that soon the Android Market will come pre-installed on BlackBerry Devices?
In this keynote by Google chairman of the board, Eric Schmidt, he indicates that mobile continues to grow beyond all expectations.