The man that fired Steve Jobs is now launching a smartphone brand in India
John Sculley might be forever known as the man that fired Steve Jobs, but that hasn’t really stopped him from being involved in the tech scene. He’s one of the people behind the Misfit Shine, and now he’s getting into smartphones as well.
Don’t expect pricey, top-tier smartphones like his former company is producing though, because India is a lower cost market after all. Instead, the phones will be priced between RS5000 (S$103) and RS15,000 (S$309), making them pretty affordable indeed.
There aren't any details of what sort of phones they’ll be, what operating system they’ll be running on, or even the brand’s name yet, but we’re pretty sure we’ll be hearing more about them in the months to come.
The man who’ll be running the brand will be Ajay Sharma, the former head of Micromax’s smartphone division and one-time head of HTC India. There’s even a Singapore connection, as Singapore-based Inflexpoint, which Sculley is a founding partner of, is funding the brand.