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

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



1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

11. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

+1 good point! Totally.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

its a cool idea i think.

3. toink unregistered

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

6. tabbas97

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

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

8. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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

9. mayanks

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

10. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Awesome. You should make sure to stay there.

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