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Former Apple CEO makes bold new smartphone bet

Sculley Smartphone

Is the world ready for the Sculley Phone? The ex-Apple CEO largely credited with the firing of co-founder Steve Jobs back in the mid 1980s is reportedly planning to follow in his former company’s footsteps. According to an exclusive report from BGR sister site BGR India, Mr. Sculley is backing an unnamed startup that will look to develop and sell smartphones in the Indian region.

The endeavor will be funded by Singapore-based Inflexionpoint, where Sculley is a founding partner. Also involved is Ajay Sharma, who comes to the startup from Micromax but at one time was HTC India’s boss.

According to the report, the company plans to sell entry-level smartphones that will compete with other such devices in the $80 to $250 range.

For more details, head over to BGR India, which is linked below in the source section.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.