Vodafone has launch what is to be known as "World's Cheapest Phone" called Vodafone 150 which was shown at the recent Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona and would be sold as little as $15 (£10).
That's pretty cheap. But it's only for the developing world which are India, Turkey and eight African countries including Lesotho, Kenya and Ghana.
Mobile phone operator Vodafone has launched what it says is the "lowest-cost mobile phone on Earth".
The Vodafone 150, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will sell for "below $15" (£10) and is aimed at the developing world.
It will initially be launched in India, Turkey and eight African countries including Lesotho, Kenya and Ghana.
The UN predicts that mobile ownership will reach 5bn in 2010, with most growth in the developing world.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said that demand was being driven by people using their phones to access banking and mobile health services.
"Even the simplest, low-end mobile phone can do so much to improve healthcare in the developing world," said ITU secretary general Dr Hamadoun Toure.
This is a GREAT way to get the people connected to the mobile network so they can communicate with others. They are also offering Vodafone 250 ($20) which comes with a colour screen and an FM radio.
I wonder if it will be made available for the rest of the world? And would you buy it if it was made available to you?
[Via: BBC News Technology]