E-books make smart kids using Java ME mobile phones

Worldreader has been distributing e-books on Kindle devices to children in sub-Saharan Africa to teach the students how to read. But now, Worldreader has also created a Java ME app that helps even more students in developing countries to have access to free books.

See:

Reaching more students w/Java ME

Here's a quote:

 In many African countries, 80 
 percent of the population owns 
 a cell phone. Up to now, 
 Worldreader has focused on 
 distributing Kindles to 
 classrooms (the organization’s 
 founder is former Amazon exec, 
 but by making e-books available 
 via cell phones the organization 
 can reach a much wider group of 
 readers.
Using technology to teach kids how to read in developing nations is a good way to use mobile devices like Java ME feature phones--a lot better than trying to slingshot cartoon angry birds at green pigs on those other platforms, doncha think?

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