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Low cost Windows Phone coming from Phicomm?

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Mar 2013, 16:39

The data from Windows Phone sales supports the idea that high-end devices might best be left to Apple, BlackBerry and Android to make which would leave Windows Phone OEMs fighting it out for the low to mid-range market; to that end, a new low cost manufacturer is joining the Windows Phone team, German manufacturer Phicomm is talking to Microsoft about making phones using its mobile OS...

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posted on 10 Mar 2013, 17:37 2

1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Nice this will have a great effect for ms in the china market.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 17:55 1

2. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

I wonder if this has to do with the Chinese government slowly pushing companies to adopt non Android operating systems.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 18:01 2

3. antmiu2 (Posts: 385; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)

i get it, the previous lumias were low-end but not low cost.. great

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 23:52

4. 008Rohit (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

It'd be a challenge for Phicomm to get those phones selling outside of Europe.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 00:20

5. 008Rohit (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

They're a chineese OEM, thought they were a German one, huh.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 08:28 1

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

nokia can make low end phones as well... all of them but the problem is its licensing fee!

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 10:41

8. Dastrix (unregistered)

Exactly, and it isn't about competition within Windows Phone, but rather with other ecosystems, so the more OEMs for Windows Phone, the better the global impact.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 10:38

7. Dastrix (unregistered)

Great to hear that Phicomm is adopting WIndows Phone! This will certainly further increase the global market for Windows Phone in the mid-range segment!

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