Microsoft to offer 'hassle-free' Wi-Fi

Tech giant also reveals budget Nokia phone with 2G
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Microsoft is said to be developing its own cross-platform service, to offer a ‘hassle-free’ Wi-Fi service.

The service is reportedly called Microsoft Wi-Fi, and will work via apps on Windows, iOS, Android and OS X.

Microsoft Wi-Fi was first seen online by Twitter user WalkingCat, who revealed that Microsoft’s Wi-Fi site had gone live. 

However, the site has now been replaced with a graphic stating ‘Microsoft Wi-Fi (coming soon)’.

According to VentureBeat, in a statement from Microsoft, the tech giant confirmed that the service will indeed be rolling out soon.

A Microsoft spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we are working on a new service, called Microsoft Wi-Fi, that will bring hassle-free Wi-Fi to millions.

"We look forward to sharing additional detail when available."

The Wi-Fi will not be available for free, users will allegedly need to pay for a Skype W-Fi subscription, work at an organisaiton that uses Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise or use a special Wi-Fi offer from Microsoft.

In other news, Microsoft has also announced a new entry-level phone for emerging markets, with a price tag of $20 (£13).

The Nokia 105 device comes with a 1.4-inch display, 35 days of standby time, a micro USB port and a replaceable battery.

It is 2G ready, weighs 2.4 ounces and can store up to 2,000 contacts.