Availability of Low-Cost Smartphones Will Increase in 2015 – A4AI

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has predicted that availability of low-cost smartphones will increase in 2015. The alliance in its list of predictions for the expansion of global broadband access in 2015 said it also expects National broadband plans across emerging markets will become more comprehensive and focus on lowering costs.
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Published: Monday, January 19th 2015
General
"Microsoft recently announced the release of its cheapest ever smartphone, the Nokia 215, and Mozilla is continuing to expand its line of Firefox OS phones - these products are currently priced as low as $30. Additionally, we expect more governments to encourage the purchase of smartphones by cutting taxes on mobile devices," A4AI said.
New innovations and technology
A4AI also predicted in 2015, new innovations and technology will be developed to connect the unconnected. It said innovators, startups and corporations will develop more new technologies in 2015 to expand affordable access to the internet.
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