Sure, its not the snazziest looking mobile phone on the market but its unique. Its a mobile phone and a Point of Sale terminal that accepts credit and debit card payments - not for airtime minutes but regular payments to a merchant. Its been launched in Kenya and meant for 'on the go' merchants like taxi drivers, salesmen etc to accept credit card payments for their business. From the news article,
In its ability to transform and become anything - is there any stopping the mobile phone?
"Not yet," said Tomi Paastila, a man who has designed mobile phones for a leading manufacturer during the most dynamic years in its history."This gadget has metamorphosed into almost anything we can want it to be. There truly is no stopping the mobile phone."
First, the mobile phone became your camera. Then, it was your music player and radio. It's currently considering posing a serious threat by becoming your television.
Now, it wants to pay your bills too.