Microsoft’s new Lumia smartphones are the cheapest Windows Phones the company’s ever made, it announced Wednesday. The Lumia 435 and 532 are part of Microsoft’s continuing effort to claw back market share by targeting fast-growing markets abroad.
The 435 and 532 will go on sale in Asia, the Middle East and Europe for $80 (69 Euros) and $91 (79 Euros) respectively.
“We’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time,” corporate vice president for Microsoft’s phones unit Jo Harlow said in a statement.
The bargain-basement Lumias will join a growing portfolio of Microsoft phones for shoppers on a shoestring budget, particularly in the developing world. Earlier this month, the company unveiled a $29 “Internet-ready” phone, not quite smart enough to be called a smartphone, but cheap enough to…
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