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Indian firm planning sub-$125 Android phone

Chris Ziegler

Oh, and did we mention that's an unsubsidized price? Indian manufacturer Intex says that it'll have a Froyo-based handset on the market this coming February for right around INR 5,500, which works out to something like $122 at the current exchange rate. It's going to come equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera -- not bad, really -- but the cost savings would appear to come in part from the use of a bargain-basement 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen that'll probably make the virtual keyboard a challenge without the use of a stylus. Considering that HTC's "low-end" Wildfire runs about double that, there might be a market for this kind of hardware -- but hey, screen manufacturers, would you please research dirt-cheap capacitive technology?

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