[Posted by Jennifer Bélissent]
There was a great mobile banking article in the Economist last week. It reminded me of a report written by GSMA on its Mobile Money for the Unbanked initiative that came out a few months back. The GSMA report points out that mobility penetration is much higher in emerging markets than is access to financial services — an opportunity for mobile operators and banks to work together to bridge the financial divide. So, I began mulling the opportunity that these trends provide for netbook adoption: why don’t netbook vendors partner with local banks to deliver financial services via 3G-enabled netbooks.