Saturday, 14 June 2014

Windows Phone will soon get two Indian based OEMs

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After the highly successful last year for Windows Phone, this year Microsoft announced 9 new OEMs to the Windows Phone ecosystem. We have already seen three new Windows Phone OEMs this month. Now according to one of the most popular Indian Newspaper, Times of India, Micromax is planing to launch 2 budget line Windows Phones this Monday in a press conference at New Delhi. The handsets are expected to be priced around Rs 6,000-7,000 and other around Rs 10,000-11,000, which indicate a mid-range and high end device.
Rumours suggests one handset will have a 5-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage and a microSD card slot and will be Canvas-branded.
Micromax will soon be joined by other Indian OEMs Lava and Karbonn with handsets in the Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 range.

The second OEM which will soon join Windows Phone is Celkon Mobiles.
A representative for Celkon has confirmed the company will start selling such a product but there are few details at this point.
Y. Pradeep, the Head of Digital Management for Celkon Mobiles, claims that the Windows Phone 8.1 device will be out sometime in August and that it will sell for around 10,000 rupees, or about $184. Pradeep did not offer any information on the hardware specs for the phone.
Celkon recently entered the budget smartphone business in India with the A35K, running on Android 4.4 Kitkat with a 1 Ghz processor and priced at 2,999 rupees. There has been explosion in new Windows Phone OEMs following Microsoft’s announcement that they would make the OS free, and taking other measures, including launching an OEM portal, to smooth the way for Android OEMs to also launch Windows Phones.

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