Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress 2014, Microsoft announced a number of new OEM partners with whom the company would be working in alliance with their respective Windows Phone handsets or tablets.
Among the Indian smartphone brands, Lava, Xolo, Karbonn and Micromax signed the agreement with the software giant. And the others were Nokia (Microsoft Mobile), Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Foxconn, Micromax, Xolo, Karbonn, Lenovo, Gionee, LG, Longcheer, and Prestigio.
Now today two more OEMs joined the league by signing an agreement with Microsoft for Windows Phone devices. They are BLU and K-Touch.
The addition of these two new OEMs means a wider range of Windows Phone 8.1 devices that are all set to be released in the coming months.
Moreover, rumors are loud saying that Microsoft was planning to let OEMs just package Windows Phone into Android hardware, as WP 8.1 gained the support for on-screen navigation buttons. This also means that Windows Phone 8.1 will have a wide support in internal hardware from Qualcomm, with Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800/801 chipsets.
India is also waiting to see a Windows Phone device from the aforementioned native makers like Karbonn, Micromax and Lava. Micromax's LapTab is one device, which most Indians are curiously waiting for.