Microsoft is aware of the fact that , in a developing economies & emerging markets like India, mobile devices with higher prices may not generate the volumes as expected! Microsoft has therefore tied with most active cell phone distribution company in India, Nokia.
Sudeep Bharati, director at developer tools for Microsoft India’s Visual Studio Team, has confirmed this news in Microsoft’s TechEd 2010 event.
According to initial reports, this Windows Phone 7 mobile handsets, will feature 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, small multitouch screen and 128 MB RAM. The low cost model will also be different from version 1 to be launched at the end of this year.
As far as price is concerned, it will cost around $500-$600 which works out to around INR 25-30000.
Microsoft’s strategy of producing special versions of Windows Phone 7 mobile devices looks great. Lets wait & see how it goes.