Karbonn, Lava to launch Windows Phone devices

Household handset players Lava and Karbonn will start Windows-based cell phones in the advancing few months. Karbonn’s Windows Phone mechanisms will be in the value reach of Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000, while Lava’s extent will begin at Rs 6,500. Karbonn “We will turn out with four gadgets with Windows-based working frameworks by the end of May or beginning June in the value extent of 6,000-12,000,” Karbonn Managing Director Pradeep Jain told PTI. Magma International CEO and MD Hari Om Rai said: “An arrangement of Windows-based telephones will be started under the Lava mark by July. These will be evaluated in the extent of Rs 6,500-8,500.” He said the telephones might be have Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processors and characteristic the Windows Phone 8 stage. “We want the Windows-based telephones to speak to 8-10 percent of the volume of Lava cell phones beginning July-August” Rai included. For Xolo brand of telephones, the normal timetable of launch is the advancing quarter. “We at Xolo accept that Windows OS has certain decency to offer for a certain business sector portion and it will help us achieve a sought 15 percent allotment of the cell phone showcase by end 2014,” a Xolo representative said. A month ago, at the Mobile World Congress Microsoft had reported that it might be working with nine new Windows telephone accomplices, including Foxconn, Gionee, JSR, Karbonn, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer and ZTE. HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung are as of now making Windows-based mechanisms. According to the IDC figures of the last quarter of 2013, Android had a 78.1 percent allotment of worldwide cell phone shipments while the Microsoft Windows Phone stage offer remained at 3 percent.

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