Microsoft Corporation says that over one billion people worldwide do not have a mobile phone in what cuts them off a booming connected global family.
Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones, Microsoft Corporation gave the statistics at the launch of Microsoft Devices Group’s newly unveiled Nokia 130, expected to be available in Nigeria before the end of this quarter.
According to her, “it is estimated that at least 1 billion people in the world still do not have a mobile phone, while at the same time there is increasing demand for reliable backup phones in both mature and high-growth markets.”
The Nokia 130 was launched to make mobile phones more affordable and available to more people worldwide. “As demand in the affordable mobile segment continues to grow, Microsoft remains committed to delivering market-leading mobile innovation at each and every price point,” she said.
“With handsets like the Nokia 130, we see tremendous potential to deliver the experience of a ‘mobile-first’ world to people seeking their first device, and we continue to invest in ultra-affordable devices that will introduce people to a ‘cloud-first’ world through Microsoft services such as Bing, Outlook.com and OneDrive”, according to the Microsoft executive