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Nokia currently dominates Windows Phone handset market with a mammoth 90% market share. At the same time, Windows Phone OS saw a significant rise in market share across the board year-on-year basis, according to Katar Worldpanel.
Global tech titans including Samsung, HTC and more have failed in this segment to beat Nokia. But now it looks like Indian mobile maker Micromax has set its aim to enter highly challenging Windows Phone market and threat the dominance of Nokia.
Multiple-reports in the past stated that India's second largest smartphone maker, Micromax, might come up with a Windows Phone handset soon.
In an interview given to The Economic Times, Co-founder of Micromax, Rahul Sharma, revealed that the company might be able to launch its first generation Windows Phone sometime in mid of next year.
Though internal details have been negligible so far, but now it seems that the device might go official in India in the days to come. @MMXNewscaster, a trusted source for all Micromax related news, has managed to create a stir in the Indian tech world with a tweet.
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Earlier today, @MMXNewscaster posted an unexpected announcement related to Micromax's first ever Windows Phone. The indefatigable @MMXNewscaster posted what the leakster claims to be a Windows Phone handset coming from the house of Micromax. Unfortunately, right now no concrete details are available around the coming of said device.
Micromax, a champion in making low-cost Amdroid-powered phones, will soon enter Windows Phone handset market. It would be interesting to see a domestic player adopting Windows OS alongside Google's Android mobile operating system.
Earlier this year, Micromax launched a dual-boot tablet 10-inch tablet powered by Windows 8 and Android. Now once again, Micromax's love for Windows platform in general can be seen with the upcoming WP8 handset.
The intention behind Micromax coming with Windows Phone handset is not clear; however, the company could improve the visibility of WP8 in the fastest growing smartphone market.
Micromax's first-generation Windows Phone is expected to be a low-end phone, just like Nokia Lumia 525. Therefore, there are greater chances of Micromax to establish its feet in yet-to-be crowded WP8 handset market.
Stay tuned to GizBot!