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Indian handset maker Karbonn to launch dual-OS smartphone this June

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Indian handset maker Karbonn to launch dual-OS smartphone this June
If you like Android and Windows Phone, you can have the best of both worlds this June when Indian manufacturer Karbonn launches its dual-OS smartphone. The company sells its handsets in India as well as in other countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. Karbonn just recently signed its licensing agreement to use Windows Phone. The company's chairman, Sudhir Hasija, says the company will use Microsoft's mobile OS right alongside its existing Android system.

Karbonn says that the new dual-OS device will be aimed at "office-going professionals and techies." The company currently imports its products from Taiwan and Korea, but is planning on opening a manufacturing facility in India. The company also announced that it plans on trying to bring in additional revenues by selling apps relating to Augmented Reality.

As far as the dual-OS phone is concerned, so far there is no word on what kind of specs we might see on the unit, and there is also no word on pricing.

source: TheTimesofIndia via WPCentral

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posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:07 1

1. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


WP to lose your sanity. Android(or any other OS) to recover some of it.
Curative thought.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 09:36 1

11. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


+1 good point! Totally.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 18:50

12. elitewolverine (Posts: 1927; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


WP to get work done and integrate into your work without the BYOD hassle. And droid to play flappy bird on. It certainly is a nice touch for a leapfrog OS. Posting on my note 3 at the moment, which just gave me a google.process error for my magazine app and pissing me off all day.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:10 1

2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 366; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


its a cool idea i think.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:10 5

3. toink (unregistered)


Awesome. Too bad its made by Karbonn, but its a good start as better known OEMs would eventually follow suit.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:34

6. tabbas97 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


It's a good thing karbonn started it
if some major OEM had started dual boot devices would be priced way too high

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 04:34

8. pwnarena (Posts: 959; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


they're not starting it. others have already announced their dual booting devices. you just can't find them in stores. it could be windows or google trying to stop it.

i suspect it's windows because they are also planning to release devices that boot android and wp.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:12

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2800; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:44 1

5. Liveitup (Posts: 1503; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Others should do this as well, give people the chance to try out both OS.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:57

7. pwnarena (Posts: 959; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


others already tried it. nobody was able to release the product to the market.

i think they're being stopped.

samsung's ativa tablet/tab hybrid as well as the one from asus didn't make it to the market despite having already been announced

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 04:38

9. mayanks (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


awesome ,,!!!go KARBONN go.before anyone do it...INDIA is best..

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:48 2

10. bucky (Posts: 1558; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Awesome. You should make sure to stay there.

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