Microsoft just announced the cheapest way to connect to the internet.
At $30, the Nokia 215 can run apps like Facebook, Twitter, MSN Weather, Opera, etc. It won't be the fastest phone, as it only supports 2G networks. Also, it may not be the sharpest display (at QVGA 320 X 240) but it could be a great phone for emerging markets, competing with the more capable, but more expensive Xiaomi low-end smartphones.
It offers a low-res (0.3-megapixel camera), built-in flashlight, MP3 and FM radio along with Bluetooth, dual-SIM – and it has a 29 day standby battery life.
Should be available some time in the first quarter in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe (no plans to launch in the US.)
If any of my friends in Europe get one of these, please let me know what you think of it!