Come on. This is suitable for the third world how? Because it runs on batteries? I can see a place for it, but not in the third world. \n\n\nThis is what the third world needs for field use: \nTextbooks to teach from and consult for procedures and identifications. \nSolid, basic field use microscopes that will last for 50 years or more like these. \nhttp://www.microscope.com/trekker-microscope-p-285.html \nhttp://www.microscope.com/omano-shop-microscope-p-316.html\nhttp://www.microscopestore.com/Brightfield_Model_FM-31_LWD_100095.html\n\nIs this going to be produced for $10? That is ridiculous. Wholesale cost of cell phone camera mounted chips, sans anything, is $10 - $15. Yes, if it was as popular as an iPod, maybe you could get the price down to $50-$150, just like a cell phone, but that isn't going to happen. As a specialty item, I would be very surprised if it could be sold for under $1000.