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India Rolls Out $20 Cell Phone

The bare-bones 'people's phone' aimed at the half of Indians who have no mobile

(Newser) - On the heels of India’s $2,400 car comes its $20 mobile handset, the “people’s phone,” the Times of London reports. It has no smart features—not even a screen. “It is just a phone,” says the chairman of Spice Mobile, the phone’s... More »

Google Phone Rumors Build

Consumers would trade free minutes for targeted advertising

(Newser) - Consumers may soon be able to trade free phone calls for targeted advertising, if Google gets its way. Industry experts speculate that the tech giant is quietly developing plans to market cell phones with an ad-based service in exchange for free minutes, BusinessWeek reports. The big wireless carriers, while privately... More »

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