Huffington Post wakes up to the mobile phone, sorta

A very recent article on the US blog rag (can I perhaps say, ‘blag’?), Huffington Post talks about how much the mobile phone could mean for developing nations. Um, yeah. I think that every tech pundit in the US/Europe sphere has been talking about this for the last six months if not the last year. Once economies started to falter, people began to look for new markets to bolster failing earnings and many saw what is a fact in that mobile markets in Asia and especially Africa are going to do nothing but grow. Whether this will translate in to actual revenue or just more connectivity no one really can say for sure though. Personally, I’m just hoping for more access to information.
The article does next to nothing to really illuminate any new points. The author talks in broad strokes, primarily about Obopay, which I’m not that familiar with to be honest as it appears to be mostly India-based. But one part that was quite ridiculous was when she mentioned, “With the ever-popular Twitter now readily available via mobile phones, we’re now seeing those who never had a voice really take on government.” She seems to have forgotten that Twitter is quite a luxury now that they cut off their local access numbers outside the US, Canada, and India. I guess that part was overlooked while the author was busy pitching her investment strategies…