The proliferation of mobile phones and the findings above prove that there's never been a more opportune time for major mobile players to create business models designed for long-term social impact and business expansion. And someday the two will be inseparable.
Fortunately, existing mobile technology in developing nations offers these countries the opportunity to 'leapfrog' the development of library infrastructure that could take decades, and reach users directly with e-books and other content.
Gutenberg wrestled the privilege of intellectual engagement out of the hands of the domineering elite and gave it to the masses. E-reading can do the same for the under-privileged in developing countries today.