Cheaper & more affordable Windows Phone 7 devices going to India?

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Cheaper & more affordable Windows Phone 7 devices going to India?
Just when things were looking to be a bit more uniform for Windows Phone 7, there is news that reveals Microsoft's intentions on making a special version of Windows Phone 7 aimed specifically for the low cost and emerging markets. Sudeep Bharati, director of developer tools for Microsoft India's Visual Studio Team, made the revelation about their possible plan which is looking to have lower requirements in the hardware – for things such as the screen size and memory which will be certified at around 128MB of RAM. In addition, there are also talks with OEM's in regards to the new chassis specifications and to gain some feedback from them. Now one of the specific aspects that Microsoft will be looking towards with this new version of Windows Phone 7 is the slight departure from the usual always-on data connections that'll prove to be trying in that specific market, instead, they'll have to rely on other methods to provide content for the user. As we've seen already Microsoft partnering with Verizon Wireless in the US with their KIN phones, we may as well see some of the items beings featured on those devices make its way to these Windows Phone 7 handsets possibly bound for India.

via WMPoweruser

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3 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It would make sense, India's market for cell phones is growing, their economy is growing, and a lot of technology companies had offices (intel, microsoft to name a few) have offices in India.

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It seems like India always get the first treatment from Microsoft anyway

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Let's look at this from a marketing standpoint. The two fastest growing areas for cellular and computer technology are India and Africa, which are also the two of least saturated market for cellular devices. If microsoft can get these areas saturated with Windows hardware in the form of computers and cell phones, that could give them a commanding lead over apple. The more expensive iPhone will be passed for an accomodating and more innovative device (unless apple overhauls iPhone OS again). Apple did the same thing in the US. What computer did every school have 15 years ago, apple, what device do kids use for music, majority iPod. That introduction to a young and less saturated market gave them a larger market today. It makes sense.. and "How dare I post a comment that invokes thought on PA." Time for some pointless jibberish "DROID FTW! iPhones OWNS!" iPhone=Jesus. Steve jobs, blah blah blah.

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