Nokia to make 'cheaper Windows Phones'
Nokia has announced it will be looking to make cheaper Windows Phones handsets in the coming months in order to compete "aggressively" with Android.
The Finnish giant has been left behind in the mobile phone and smartphone market in recent times as it has struggled with its Windows Phone operating system (OS) after shunning its own Symbian OS last year.
However, in a conference call with investors yesterday (June 14th), chief executive officer at Nokia Stephen Elop said the low-end mobile phone market is hugely important.
The news comes after the company admitted it would be cutting a further 10,000 jobs.
Answering a question about Windows Phones with lower price points that the current Nokia Lumia 610, Mr Elop said the firm is "absolutely" planning to do this.
"We had plans already to go lower than the 610," he said, before adding that Microsoft's engineering teams had helped Nokia indentify "ways to go even further than we anticipated."
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