A new handset could be set to improve the quality of life of people living in developing nations.
Nokia has developed the 1280 with cost effectiveness in mind and included simplicity with innovation in its design of the handset.
The mobile manufacturer has revealed that the phone will cost approximately €20 (£17) and will provide users with five phone books, call trackers to encourage users to share the phone with their neighbours, an FM radio to receive news and weather reports for their area and even MP3 ringtones.
Blogger JBC, writing on the Nokia Conversation blog, said: “That Nokia can put a device into someone’s hand for a little over $5 [if shared] and still make a profit, is utterly outstanding. Worthy of an innovation tag? I think so.”
He suggested that the handset is by far the cheapest available on the planet.
Consumers who wish to help developing nations could consider mobile recycling as their phone could go to people in other countries.
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Posted by Dan Latham