AnonD-696124, 02 Jan 2018good for when i have children, so i can afford them really cheap phones and be available when ... moreWhy don't U love your kids more than U'r money. With that price point there will be certifications that's skipped. Which mean it's more harmful. Moreover the display quality will be bad which also bad for kid's eyes. Many more...
Absolutely—— As long as the name of the MMX selling product is given the Great name “Bharat” no worries — it will fly off the shelves like hot cakes, no matter about the Quality!
No matter how people rationalize it - the main goal of this is profit. They saw milions of poor people and concluded that they aren't typical phone buyers, and by making phones for them, they will get a nice profit, because there is so many of poor people.
If you are actually happy that they will get a phone - well, consider this: How good can be a phone that cheap? If they make it too good, even some rich people will buy, which will hurt their profit. Yet, people targeted by these phones are often even hungry, and someone might spend money needed for food, to buy a piece of junk which will only lag, break on first fall and die in less than a year on it's own.
I cannot support that.
Ash, 02 Jan 2018This is unrealistically cheap and just not possible,there has to be some catch here.Am serious... moreYep, we all know it's probably trash, and that there's gotta be a catch. Etiher spyware or incredibly crappy built materials, or whatever else.
Carol, 03 Jan 2018It makes me sick to see that instead of doing something for this people, who have way less mon... moreI apsolutley agree. They will buy these phones with money they could use for food, and have that same crap they bought die on them in less than a year.
It makes me sick to see that instead of doing something for this people, who have way less money then average, they actually take them the money, no matter how much it is. Disgusting to see this companies making money from poor people with crappy devices made in poor lands (Boats) with poor people. This world has become a fake, greedy, psychopathic, mindless place and apparently everybody feels the trend.
Pricing is not unrealistic, it is possible to make a device for that price. We should understand that Google is targeting a different type of market segment here and a different strategy. Their goal is to replace the feature phones with Android Go phones. Not only the people with low income will buy it, even others who want something for a very low price will buy it. In the long run it will be extremely beneficial for Google and Android. They will have more control on the OS and they can collect lots of user data.
AnonD-39937, 02 Jan 2018In Europe, iPhone X 64GB can get as expensive as 1250€1500€ in czechia
I hope you review it when you can.
I'd be interested to read what it is capable of.
Is it functional?
Plenty of people out they who really want the bare essentials. They don't need a thousand dollar phone.
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2018India desperately needs this, still many cant afford it but its getting closer to the dream, a... moreYeah, we save money which we don't use buying guns or military budget and buy cool stuff which you guys won't get anyways..
muhahaha Google take over the network world 😈😈😈😈
ben, 02 Jan 2018at this point 3g 4g Nokia 3310 is pointless.Well, in China it looks like the Nokia 3310 4G will run an Android fork.
So that could be pretty interesting. Guess it'll come down to the software.
India desperately needs this, still many cant afford it but its getting closer to the dream, a 1$ phone. Wheres my S9 plz
Wow, it'd be great if GSMArena got their hands on one of these devices..
This is a great initiative. Nice to see meaningful progression in the low-end devices.
AnonD-558092, 02 Jan 2018Dang. Much better than the Freedom 251 scamphone. Still sad that Indians have to settle for me... moreNothing is perfect. At least Indians has one of the best data plans in the world.
This is unrealistically cheap and just not possible,there has to be some catch here.Am serious here because even in the era of Nokia 3310 you couldn't get a decent phone for that price.
good for when i have children, so i can afford them really cheap phones and be available when i must call them. Neat.
This is great news