Xolo says a Windows Phone 8.1 model is in the works
After Micromax, another smartphone manufacturer from India confirms its interest toward Windows Phone. Xolo’s officials have revealed to The Economic Times that the company is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 device which is likely to hit the market by the end of Q2 in 2014. Alongside the first Windows Phone model, Xolo is preparing its first Windows-based tablet models.
According to the company, the future Windows Phone 8.1 model will have a similar to the current Android models price tag. That means the phone will cost between $150 and $300. Further details have not been disclosed.
It looks that there are many companies planning to release Windows –based models in 2014 and Microsoft’s OS may have a bright future. In December, a high-end Samsung device was spotted online. The 5-inch, quad-core smartphone codenamed Samsung SM-W750V is expected in Q1 / Q2 2014. In October, Micromax expressed its interest in developing Windows Phone devices and the first model from Micromax could arrive by mid-2014, revealed the co-founder. In November, ZTE said it’s completely dedicated to Windows Phone and we will see new models sometime next year. Development of new, budget-oriented Windows Phones could be a good strategy considering the success of the low-end Lumia 520. Currently, Nokia Lumia 520 is the top selling Windows device in the world.
Source: The Economic Times