Hop-on intros 1813, $36 GSM phone

Mar 08 2005 - 01:07 AM ET | In The News
Hop-on, a mobile phone maker targeting emerging markets, will introduce the 1813 at CTIA next week. While the feature set is sparce, the price tag is only $36. Hop-on will market this phone to India. Features of the 1813 include: * SMS messaging * 50 phone book entries * 15 ring tones * 4 games * Lithium ion battery The very low-cost mobile phone market has heated up lately with Motorola announcing it will ship a sub-$40 phone next month. Nokia is the market leader, but it lacks a very low-cost phone in the same range that Hop-on and (soon) Motorola sell.