Are WiFi-only tablets and mobile devices impractical in hotspot-starved African countries?

One disappointment with the new Google Nexus 7 tablet is the lack of 3G connectivity. It only has WiFi and some people wonder if that makes it impractical in developing countries where hotspots are rare and mobile data the primary connectivity option.

For BlackBerry to Survive, RIM Should Move From Canada to Nigeria

Recently, Ory Okolloh (‏@kenyanpundit) tweeted this brilliant suggestion to the leadership of Research in Motion, owners of the BlackBerry mobile phone system:

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