This year's edition of the Computex isn't all about hybrid notebooks or flashy tablets computers. After Acer, now it's time for Microsoft to announce new phones that will be made available across the world. At the ongoing Computex 2014, the software giant showed off new smartphones running on Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Blu, Prestigio, Yezz and InFocus, are some of the new handset makers that will be seen producing feature rich Windows-powered phones in the coming days.
To start with Blue Products, the company which is actively selling its low-end devices in the US has finally committed to Windows Phone OS. BLU would launch a 5-inch device running on Windows Phone 8.1, though the complete specs sheet of the device is not available yet. The new phone is expected to be announced in the U.S, Europe and Latin America sometime by this month.
Apart from Blu Products, Prestigio is yet another handset maker, which has joined the Windows Phone brigade. Microsoft announced back in April that Prestigio would be joining the platform, and the new 8500 DUO is expected to be a mid-range phone.
Neither Microsoft nor Prestigio have yet confirmed the phone's specs, but going by the leaks, it will come with an HD (1280 x 720) display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and an 8MP rear-facing camera. The device should be made available in Europe by next-month.
Yezz, a brand named after Bill Gates, unveiled the Billy 4.7. The phone features a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon processor and a 13.1MP camera. The device will go on sale in Europe, Latin America and the United States shortly. It is priced at $249 (about Rs. 14,940 approximately).
There's a mini version of the Billy 4.7, dubbed the Billy 4.0. The low-end phone features 4-inch display, a quad-core processor and an 8MP camera, for just $139 (about Rs. 8,400 approximately). Both devices will be sold exclusively through Amazon.com.
Chinese smartphone player InFocus would also unveil a new LTE phones pretty soon. Other ODMs such as BYD, Compal, Pegatron, Quanta and Wistron would soon announce their respective Windows handsets.
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