Windows Phones go Bollywood with a trio of new Mango handsets and localized Marketplace

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Windows Phones go Bollywood with a trio of new Mango handsets and localized Marketplace
Microsoft has officially launched Windows Phone in India with localized Marketplace, voice recognition support and a trio of Windows Phone handsets to back the launch up - the HTC Radar, Samsung Omnia W, and Acer Allegro.

The Acer Allegro is reportedly the cheapest of the bunch, and Acer recently announced it will sell it in Europe for roughly $400 sans contract, such will be the price in India as well. The HTC Radar will be offered first and it will go for $490 before carrier subsidies, while the Samsung Omnia W and the Acer Allegro will follow suit in November.

India is a huge market with many millions of potential customers, and Nokia has a pretty strong presence there, so Microsoft can capitalize on its popularity to peddle its whole Windows Phone portfolio when the Nokia WP handsets hit later this year. Most of the people can only afford basic feature phones, but with over one billion people, the country is sure to bring in some revenue for Windows Phone manufacturers.

source: Engadget
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