“For most Indians smartphone is not a device that you must have. Even at $100 they wont buy. For Indians to buy smartphones en masse, they need to have lots of apps in Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and other Indian languages. There aren’t enough local apps that make people feel. I have to have this” – Lennard Hoornik, President of South Asia for HTC.
“We are trying to get the price right so Indian youth can afford them. Huawei will offer a $60 smartphone powered by Qualcomm chips by the second half of 2012” – Anand Narang, Marketing director Huawei