Nokia Brings the Web to Emerging Markets

Its $50 mobile phones could be winners in offering Internet access to Indian farmers and millions of others

Nokia executives have long maintained that customers in emerging markets will get on the Internet primarily through their mobile phones. On Nov. 4 the company announced a series of new devices and services designed to prove the assertion by extending the benefits of the Web to rural Indians, including crop information for farmers and mobile e-mail for people who don't have access to a personal computer.

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