Imagine a P1400 ($35USD) smartphone in the Philippines. Wouldn’t that be great? Well Mozilla is trying to make that happen. With their successful launch of a $33USD smartphone in India, Mozilla is looking at the Philippines to see if there is a market fit for their super low cost smartphone.
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I had the opportunity to have dinner last night with Gen Kanai, the Director of Asia Community Engagement for Mozilla and 500Startups Mentor to learn more about the phone and play with a developer version. It will be great to see them make this phone a reality in the Philippines.
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Google’s answer to the low cost smartphone is the Android One, which is cheaper than most smartphones listed at about $100USD.