Since Microsoft took control of Nokia's Lumia line, it's been pushing to make the phone range more affordable. Now, it's released the cheapest Lumia yet. Say hello to the 435, which costs just $US80.
The phone features a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon chip, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. In a blast from the recent past, the phone also features capacitive keys at the bottom of the screen, and it comes loaded with the full Office suite, too. Those $US80 may not seem much, but they do ensure you use Microsoft's services. Microsoft suggests useful to "have as a secondary phone", which, um, sure? It will be available in 'select countries' from February.
Elsewhere, the new Lumia 532 joins the existing 535, with a smaller 4-inch WVGA but the same 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of storage. All perfectly serviceable devices for those on a budget. [Microsoft]