Ethiopians can now send SMS text messages in their own alphabet thanks to a new mobile phone developed by Nokia for the local market, the BBC news website reports. For now Nokia has issued only a basic model, the 1200, costing around $50. However, it plans to introduce four more sophisticated models in due course.

The phone allows users to compose messages using the ancient Ge

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