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Microsoft Launches Windows Phone in India

Posted on October 13, 2011
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Microsoft has officially announced the coming of Windows Phone OS to India, complete with Windows Phone Marketplace, voice recognition support, and three new Mango handsets.

The first of the Mango devices is the HTC Radar, which will be available in the land of Bollywood as early as next week. It features a 3.8-inch WVGA SLCD display, a 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing VGA shooter, and 8GB of internal storage. The HTC Radar comes preloaded with localized apps that cater to the Indian market and will be price at 23,990 rupees (about US$485).

Second in the list is the Samsung Omnia W, which comes with a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1.4GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording, and a VGA camera at the front.

Lastly, the Acer Allegro is expected to be the cheapest of the lot, providing budget-conscious smartphone users access to Microsoft’s platform. As for the specs, nothing has been provided yet, but who cares about specs if its price is all that matters? The Omnia W and Allegro are expected to be available in November, with the latter costing roughly $400.

Meanwhile, the Windows Phone Marketplace will also provide a number of third-party applications for Indian users like the Times of India newspaper and daily deals service SnapDeal.

Source: Wall Street Journal, via TechnoBuffalo and Engadget

 
 

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