Huawei and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to sell low-cost smartphones in Africa, seeking to get a bigger foothold in the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market, the New York Times reported. China-based Huawei, whose U.S. headquarters is in Plano, will market a phone called the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone. It will cost $150 and at first will be sold in seven countries, the Times said. The newspaper said that Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) deal with Huawei does not lessen its commitment to Nokia, which last year introduced its Lumia line of Windows Phone 8 powered smartphones. Nokia has operations in Irving.
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