While many consumers in the world get all excited about the imminent release of the next iPhone, other platforms continue to expand around the world. Today we can tell you that Windows Phone lands in India with a Mango flavor for consumers.
Microsoft held an event in the Taj Mahal hotel in New Delhi, and announced the news that the Windows Phone platform will finally arrive in the country. TechnoBuffalo are reporting in an article that a variety of Windows phone 7.5 Mango handsets will be reaching the country starting with the HTC Radar.
The smartphone that was one of the manufacturer’s first Mango handsets will hit the country as early as next week. It will be closely followed next month by the Acer Allegro and the Samsung Omnia W, while the HTC Radar will have in-built applications specifically for the Indian market.
The device will cost consumers ₹ 23,990, which is around $485 in the country, and the device features a 3.8-inch WVGA SLCD screen. It also has a 1GHz single-core processor, 521MB of RAM, 5-megeapixel camera, VGA front facing shooter, and 8GB of on board storage.
It is thought the Acer Allegro may have the bigger pull though, as it will be the first handset on the platform aimed at consumers on a budget. Besides the region specific applications on the Windows Phone handsets, Microsoft will open up the Windows Phone Marketplace to a variety of third-party apps for users in the country. These include SnapDeal and the publication Times of India.
Will you be getting a Windows Phone handset?