Archos considers entering the Windows Phone market

Archos considers entering the Windows Phone market
Archos CEO Loic Poirier confirmed in an interview released on Saturday, that the manufacturer is taking a serious look at building a Windows Phone powered handset. Poirier told Trusted Reviews that "We will launch a Windows Phone handset when the time is right." The executive said that for now, Archos will maintain its focus on Android although he did say that the Windows Phone market is now mature enough to enter.

It might have been too premature to ask this question, but the interviewer did question the CEO on how Archos would divide its resources between Google's open source OS and Microsoft's mobile OS. "Before anything else we are focused on Google," stated Poirier.

One report from ABI Research indicated that Windows Phone saw the number of handsets shipped with the platform soar 104% on a year-over-year basis for the fourth quarter of 2013. Other recent reports, including one from Windows Phone mobile ad network AdDuplex, reveal that Nokia is delivering 93% of the  handsets running the platform. With Nokia's control over both the low and high end of the Windows Phone market, and with Microsoft's soon to close acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services division, it might not be that easy for Archos to shoehorn its way into the Windows Phone business. Bigger names like Samsung and HTC have tried and thus far, have failed to make a mark in Windows Phone handsets.

source: TrustedReviews via WMPoweruser

Recommended Stories

Loading Comments...
FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless