Microsoft may have announced that it had penned new partnerships with various OEMs in India for the release of handsets powered by Windows Phone 8.1, but few details have come up following the official confirmation at MWC 2014.
But now some new information on the matter is available.
According to this report, Redmond has a solid chance of making some serious headway in the Indian market, with three companies on track to release new Windows Phones in the next few months.
First in the list is Karbonn, and this vendor aims to launch at least 4 such smartphones by the end of May, priced between $100 and $195 — in other words, covering all the midrange price points. So far so good, so far so good.
Lava Mobiles is another firm that is gearing up to release Windows Phone handsets in the local market, and it intends to stay within the $105 to $140 range.
The company expects almost all of its smartphones to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 mobile processors, and expected time of arrival is set for July.
And finally, Xolo also plans to take a slice of the Indian pie from Q2 onwards, although exact plans of how many devices it plans to release and when they will hit the market are still under wraps. A company official, however, has confirmed that they intend to grab around 15 percent of the market.
Lofty aims, but all these combined should take the fight to the Android juggernaut in the country.