Microsoft proud to see more than 22 new Windows Phones introduced this year

Microsoft proud to see more than 22 new Windows Phones introduced this year
2014 is, without a doubt, a very important year for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. The Redmond giant today announced that it added 14 new OEMs to the list of Windows Phone hardware partners since February. This resulted in the announcement of more than 22 new WP handsets - including, of course, the Lumia models that you probably already know (like the 830 and 730), and the HTC One (M8) for Windows.

In addition to the new Windows Phone devices from well-known companies, we now also have handsets from manufacturers like Archos, BLU, Kazam, New Generation Mobile (NGM), and Yezz. We already told you about most of them, but we didn’t get the chance to talk about NGM’s first Windows Phone device, called NGM Harley-Davidson.

Microsoft says that the NGM Harley-Davidson is made for the Italian market, where it will be released in early October. As its name suggests, the smartphone is developed in collaboration with famous American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. It’s a limited-edition device that features the Harley-Davidson logo on the back, Windows Phone 8.1, a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, dual SIM capabilities, Snapdragon 400 processor, 8 MP rear camera, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. Prices for the NGM Harley-Davidson will start at €249. You can check out the handset in the slideshow below, alongside several other less-known Windows Phone devices.

Going forward, it’s said that Microsoft may ditch the “Phone” from Windows Phone, in addition to scrapping the Nokia brand from its Lumia handsets. But we’ll see about that.

source: Microsoft



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

K lets see how they sell. I m getting the 830.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WoW that's great !!!

13. Smarter

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

What is great? Is it great when OEMs like Micromax, Karbon, Prestigio etc. have 0.002% share from WP which has 2-3% market share? How many devices have they sold? 5 000? Less? Is it great when all these manufacturers and branders make only low end phones? Is it great when Huawei CEO told that WP is money down the drain? Is it great when the most important mobile manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Apple, TCL, etc. do not have interest in WP? Is it great when you post here your brainless post?

15. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

there are only couple of windows phone from Micromax and i believe there is no windows phoen from Karbon. So obviously there is less market share.

17. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

what's lacking is advertisement of some oem showing off windows phone. have you ever seen windows phone ad, from other company?

19. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Bullsht. Microsoft that have hundreds of million of dollars in publicity can't even gain market share. Its not other company that will. No brain post.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No Nokia, no Windows Phone.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Microsoft killing Nokia is like how google trying to kill samsung, to motivate other oem to join their platform. get Use to it

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This creates awareness and variety. Only one OEM is not good and competition is good for consumers.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Exactly. Until Nokia was around, the other manufacturers where not even trying to enter the market. It remains to be seen, though, how many users will buy phones from these unkonwn (let's say niche) brands.

11. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I doubt that. It's sammy we're talking about, the biggest android phone manufacturer in da world. Why would google try to kill sammy? Even if that's true, sammy still has tizen.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Funny enough because the vast vast majority of consumers have no clue it runs android, and if they do, they could care less. All they care about is if their app works or not. Considering Samsung is the face of Android, if they were too suddenly leave and start treating android like wp devices they make, there will be a major power vaccum left. Sorry to say it, most people do not even know what android looks like (stock that is).

23. torch4x4

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

I agree with you elitewolverine most consumers not even comment on forums or blogs or don't care too much about smartphones, people comenting here are considered teachy people even if some of them are wrong they know a lot more than the 98% of customers

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22521; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see MS has added so many OEM's to build Windows smartphones. It will be interesting to see how well they sell and how it translates to increases market share for Microsoft.

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I think that Archos 40 cesium is the recently announced cherry mobile alpha style here in Philippines!

7. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Phone Arena should post all those 20+ WP handsets. I was looking for the international version of the CM Alpha Luxe.

6. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I hope there is a competition, i personally like Android but no problem if Windows do well and give a nice competition and may surpass if MS do some hard work.

18. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Wish more Android fans was as open minded as you are.

21. n00b_wolf

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

I totally agree

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm most likely getting that beautiful Blu Win HD

16. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Except all the MAJOR OEMs are quitting them. These are mostly minor local OEMs. Also despite this, WP's arket share has been on a decline lately.

22. torch4x4

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Market share and sales are diferent things, according to ComScore WP sells 300,000 WP in USA per month that's a low market share if we compare with millions per month from competitors but also means growing. only Huawei has quit but not Smasung and HTC. The strategy from MS is to install WP software for free to all OEMs running on same hardware that runs androids.

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