We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,818 News Articles

Vodafone launches two low-cost handsets

Ultra-cheap mobiles aimed at developing markets

However, Vodafone doesn't plan to offer the low-cost phones in any of its developed markets, according to the spokeswoman. "The focus now is on quickly helping bring communications to people in developing markets," she said.

Numerous other mobile phone operators and vendors have their sights set firmly on this segment.

On 3 May, Nokia launched seven mobile phones for emerging markets, including two intended for shared use by families or entire villages.

Texas Instruments is developing a broad range of chips for low-cost handsets aimed at developing countries. The company plays a big role in determining handset costs; it's the world's largest maker of the most expensive part of a mobile phone -- the chips that run them.


IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, price, specs and new features: Invite confirms 9 September launch

IDG UK Sites

Nostalgia time: Top 10 best selling mobile phones in history

IDG UK Sites

How Ford designs next-generation cars at its Melbourne Design Centre

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, rumours, video, UK price & images: iPhone launch event confirmed for 9...