Sharp to sell mobile phones in India - Nikkei

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Sharp Corp, a Japanese electronics maker, will start selling mobile phones in India next month, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.

India’s mobile phone market is expected to grow as the nation had more than 200 million new users in the past year, while only 50 percent of the population use mobile phones, the newspaper said.

Sharp will be the first Japanese mobile phone maker after Sony Ericsson to enter the Indian market, the newspaper said.

Sharp will sell four types of phones, of which two have SIM cards that recognise users installed, the newspaper said, second generation phones that allow users to access to Internet.

The phones will be priced between 13,000 yen ($158) and 36,000 yen ($436), considered to be expensive, the report said.