Although India is quite the Android-friendly country, if the latest online reports are to be followed then Windows Phone Devices' invasion is likely to take place soon. According to the PTI reports the domestic handset makers Lava and Karbonn will launch Windows Phone-based smartphones in the coming few months.
The good thing about the respective manufacturers are that the devices coming from their house will obviously be affordable and the past records do justify it. It is said that Karbonn's Windows Phone devices will be priced between Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 12,000 and Lava would be pricing its devices starting at Rs 6,500.
"We will come out with four devices with Windows-based operating system by the end of May or starting of June in the price range of 6,000-12,000," Karbonn Managing Director Pradeep Jain revealed .
Lava International CEO and MD Hari Om Rai said, "A series of Windows-based phones will be launched under the Lava brand by July. These will be priced in the range of Rs 6,500-8,500."
He further added saying that the device will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and will feature Windows 8 platform. "We expect the Windows-based phones to represent 8-10% volume of Lava smartphones starting July-August time- frame."
"We at Xolo believe that Windows OS has certain goodness to offer for a certain market segment and it will help Xolo reach a desired 15% share of the smartphone market by end of 2014," a Xolo spokesperson said.
Last month, at the Mobile World Congress Microsoft had announced that it would be working with nine new Windows Phone partners, including Foxconn, Gionee, JSR, Karbonn, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer and ZTE. Thus you can expect the Windows Phone from the Indian makers soon.