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Govt mulling sub-$100 smartphones: Report

Currently, many Indian as well as Chinese manufacturers are selling their Android smartphones for as low as Rs 2,800.

The Government of India is planning to make smartphones priced below $100 or Rs 5,000 approximately to drive country’s push, according to a report of The Economic Times.
Govt mulling sub-$100 phones
“The government is exploring ways to encourage the biggest handset makers to produce sub- $100 advanced smartphones on a large scale that will come pre-loaded with the latest entertainment applications and also support mobile banking, telemedicine, education to even farming applications like e-krishi,” according to the report.

Currently, many Indian as well as Chinese manufacturers are selling their smartphones for as low as Rs 2,800. So government has to offer really something very lucrative to lure people. In 2011, the government had come out with the low cost Aakash tablet which was slammed for both its poor features as well as unavailability. Hopefully, the Indian government would not repeat the same mistake.

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