Last year, a Google executive admitted that its Android One initiative for affordable smartphones had "not delivered to expectations". But the program isn't dead yet, and more handsets are coming.
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Satya Nadella says Microsoft will work with Indian authorities and internet service providers to bring affordable broadband connections to over 500,000 villages, through unused TV 'white spaces'.
Microsoft has announced the Nokia 222, an ultra-low-cost handset with web connectivity, rear camera, microSD card slot, services such as Skype and Facebook, and up to 29 days of battery life, for $37.
Microsoft's entry-level Lumia 435 is now on sale for only £29.99 (plus a mandatory £10 pay-as-you-go credit top-up) - which might just make it the UK's most affordable Windows Phone ever.
Microsoft has shown off a new Windows 10 notebook from Acer, which will go on sale next month. The Aspire One Cloudbook is available in 11- and 14-inch variants, and will be priced from only $169.
After a lot of experiments on using the Tizen OS, Samsung is reportedly planning to release more handsets running the operating system. The company also aims to release devices at varying prices.
Samsung's only Tizen phone, the Z1, was never well received in India after its launch there. However, recent reports show that the device is the top-selling smartphone in the country of Bangladesh.
After selling around a million phones in 2014, OnePlus hopes to sell between 3 and 5 million this year - and alongside its next-gen Two flagship, it will launch a new cheaper model by the end of 2015.
A report claims that Microsoft's Windows with Bing program, designed to give OEMs zero-cost Windows licenses, may soon be limited to devices with screens under fourteen inches.
After the launch in India of the Samsung Z1, a Tizen smartphone, it seems like the new device isn't very well-appreciated in the country. It has so far received poor impressions from its reviewers.
Samsung has unveiled the Z1, a new smartphone powered by Tizen, the company's homegrown operating system. It is aimed for consumers in India who want a smartphone at a low price.
Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 215, its "most affordable internet-ready entry-level phone yet", at just $29, and the company says its 1100mAh battery offers standby time of up to 29 days.
Walmart will offer an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for just $99 on Black Friday, including a free one-year Office 365 subscription worth $70 with unlimited OneDrive storage, and a free 16GB microSD card.
The Linx 7 is one of the most affordable Windows tablets ever to launch in the UK, and offers an Intel Bay Trail-T processor, 32GB storage, front and rear cameras, and a year of Office 365 Personal.
Highscreen will reportedly launch its first Windows Phone a week from today, priced at around $100, including a front-facing camera, auto-focus rear camera, and a large battery.
Qualcomm is targeting the sub-$100 device market with its new Snapdragon 210 chipset, which includes 4G LTE connectivity and support for 1080p video playback, cameras up to 8MP, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.
Cherry Mobile is the latest brand to sign up as a Windows Phone partner, with two new handsets - including perhaps the most affordable Windows Phone ever, at just $69 - and two Windows 8.1 tablets.
ASUS has brought back its budget-friendly Eee brand - two years after phasing it out - with a new 11.6-inch laptop featuring a quad-core Atom processor, 2GB RAM and full-size keyboard for $199/€199.
Toshiba has unveiled the Encore Mini, a 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with quad-core Intel Atom processor and 16GB storage, for under $120 - and it includes an Office 365 Personal subscription worth $70.
A retailer is offering the Nokia Lumia 635 for just $79.99 off-contract, including free shipping, until September 4 - the lowest price we've seen so far for the new 4G Windows Phone 8.1 handset.
We take a first look at Microsoft's new entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Nokia Lumia 530, ahead of our full review - but has the low-cost handset made a good first impression?
The first Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Archos, the 40 Cesium, includes a 4-inch display and quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor - and at just $99, it's one of the most affordable Windows Phones ever.
Competing against the ultra-low tier of feature phones, the manufacturer Spice Mobility has produced a $38 Firefox OS smartphone with some fairly interesting specs for its extremely low price.
No stranger to low pricing, the Lumia 520, Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone, is now available for just $39.99 off-contract - although only for the AT&T model, and only for today.
Months after its announcement, the Samsung Z - the company's first Tizen OS phone - may never be launched, as Samsung is reportedly planning to axe the device and focus on lower-cost handsets instead.
T-Mobile has confirmed that Microsoft's new entry-level Windows Phone, the ultra-affordable Nokia Lumia 530, will join its range later this year as "the successor to the Lumia 521".
Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 530, its most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device. Launching in August, it features a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM and 5MP camera.
Google is expected to launch the first Android One handsets in India in October, in partnership with five local manufacturers - including Karbonn, Spice and Micromax - with devices priced around $100.
Low-cost airline flydubai introduced Windows 8 tablets with integrated passport scanners and printers for its check-in staff, and has so far reduced check-in times to just two minutes per passenger.
Despite being cheaper than the entry-level Lumia 630 Windows Phone, Nokia's new X2 Android handset actually has better specs in some areas. Check out our side-by-side comparison of the two devices.
Micromax looks set to beat its rival XOLO to become the first Indian OEM to launch its own Windows Phones, with two new handsets expected, including one that may cost as little as $100 (Rs.6,000).
Motorola's CEO has revealed plans to launch a smartphone for just $50, while at the higher-end, the company will offer more customization on its devices, including screen sizes and functionality.
Skype on Monday launched an aggressive $9.95-a-month international calling plan for U.S. customers that includes landlines and some cell phone calls to 34 countries. The action by the eBay unit comes just days after eBay's...
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Dell has launched a new low-cost desktop PC aimed at grabbing market share in China. The Dell EC280 comes with Windows XP, as opposed to Vista, and comes in a few different variations, depending on...
Microsoft Corp. today announced programs to provide holiday shoppers with low-cost upgrades to Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office release with the purchase of a new Windows Vista Capable personal computer. Microsoft is working...
ATI Technologies, a developer of graphics, video and multimedia technologies, unveiled at IFA exhibition in Berlin, Germany, its new Xillon 260 chip for processing of high-definition TV streams. The new processor is compatible with all...
Dell is now offering Napa-based notebooks based on Intel's Core Duo T2250 and T2050 processors, which are not listed with the other T-series (Yonah) Core Duo mobile CPUs on Intel's pricing or product website pages....
Intel appears to be preparing to release a second low-end Pentium D 9xx processor next quarter, in addition to the anticipated 925 chip that turned up on company roadmaps earlier this year. The two desktop...
Microsoft said it has sold 100,000 copies of its Windows XP Starter Edition, the first indication of the popularity of the low-cost operating system. Will Poole, senior vice president of Microsoft's Windows...
Microsoft said Tuesday that it is expanding its Windows XP Starter Edition to include Mexico, with plans to eventually offer the low-cost operating system throughout Latin America. The software maker said that...
Indian technology firm Encore Software will soon offer a low-priced Linux-based mobile computer, the company announced on Tuesday. The new machine, called Mobilis, is powered by Intel's XScale PXA255 200/400MHz processor and...
Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday formally announced a low-cost Internet device targeted at emerging markets. As reported earlier, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator is designed to provide Net connectivity and Windows-based computing...
Intel on Monday introduced a budget chip for notebooks that the company hopes will bring wireless computing to the masses. The Celeron M is a discount version of the Pentium M processor,...
Sun is set to release a free version of its Java application server, as part of a drive to encourage users to move away from Microsoft. Sun Microsystems will release a free version of its...
Sun Microsystems Inc. demonstrated Oracle Corp.'s new database software running on a cluster of its Intel Corp.-based servers this week, its latest step toward offering customers a low-cost alternative to its proprietary Unix servers. Sun...
Cypress Semiconductor and the UK's Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) have teamed up on a low-cost Bluetooth attachment for USB printers that allows wireless printing directly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. The USB dongle combines Cypress' USB On-The-Go...
In a move to expand its market, Palm Inc. on Monday unveiled a $99, entry-level handheld computer, hoping that students and casual shoppers will find the low cost digital assistant a better way to stay...
Computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc. will announce on Wednesday plans for inexpensive desktop computers based on the free Linux operating system in a bid to undermine archrival Microsoft Corp. Marking a second...
Even as Intel Corp. invades Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Unix-based enterprise server territory, Sun is staging a flanking maneuver to attack the low-end and Web-based server markets that Intel has come to dominate. In...