Hindu article on technology breakthrough by Infineon, Texas Instruments and Philips which can make ultra low cost – sub Rs. 1000 handsets possible.
The global push may come in September, when the GSM Association (GSMA), which represents most of the world’s cellular telecom players, hold its 3GSM World Congress in Singapore.
Under an Emerging Markets Initiative, the association has invited its members to form strategic partnerships that would aim at creating ultra low-cost handsets specifically tailored for rapidly developing markets such as India, China and Africa. Motorola was the first mobile phone maker to take up the GSMA challenge: it launched a model in India earlier for around Rs. 1,400 making it the cheapest handset in the market.