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Baidu and France Telecom To Develop Browser For Low-End Smartphones

     
12:48 pm on Jan 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Chinese search giant Baidu and France Telecom are collaborating on a browser for low-end smartphones sold in Africa.

France Telecom has about 80 million customers across Africa and the web browser will be pre-installed on phones sold by the company's operators there.

It will also be available as a download for phones on other networks and via a text message link.

France Telecom said slow data speeds on African mobile networks made it hard to support full blown web-browsing.Baidu and France Telecom To Develop Browser For Low-End Smartphones [bbc.co.uk]