In the beginning of this year, Microsoft announced that Lava would be making Windows Phone hardware. While we haven't heard much from Lava since then, the smartphone maker now plans to release the device sometime this month.
Now, according to WPXbox, Lava will unveil its first ever Windows Phone this month. In a newsletter to its affiliate member, Flipkart mentions that the Lava Iris Win will be exclusively made available.
While there is no mention of a release date, the phone should be out sooner than expected. There's no mention of the specifications, so it's unclear how much different the device will be from the recently released Celkon Win 400.
Sure, we don't know much about the phone's highlighted features but we're guessing that it'll have modest specifications, just like the Micosoft Lumia 535.
In a related story, research firm Gfk recently released a new market analysis report on the smartphone market in India. The data shows that Microsoft Mobile is now the third largest smartphone maker in India with an estimated market share of 12 %. While Samsung is the top handset maker with 33 % market share, followed by Micromax with 18 % market share.
In the meanwhile, the latest sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, up to this September, indicate that Windows Phone's market share of the smartphone market has shrunk in Europe - dropping 0.3 percentage points in aggregate across the top five markets in Europe.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!