Cheap Windows Phone 7 handset to be launched in India, other developing markets

Microsoft, which recently announced the Kin One and Kin Two for Verizon and Vodafone, will launch a low-cost Windows Phone 7 handset for developing markets, including India.

At least that’s what Sudeep Bharati from Microsoft India told The Economic Times.

Reportedly, the cheap Windows Phone 7 device will be released in 2011 (hence after the first batch of WP7 devices is launched), having a “smaller screen” and “a different chassis than version 1”.

Sudeep Bharati also mentioned that Microsoft is “in talks with OEMs to gain their feedback on a new chassis” that should allow the company to put Windows Phone 7 on the promised low-cost device.

Until the cheap WP7 phone gets to be released in India, though, you can check out the Windows Mobile 6.5.3-based Garmin-Asus M10, which is already available in the country.

Via WMPoweruser

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • ElfJay

    A few days ago, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 7 will not be “feature complete” when it launches on the US market. That means some really essential features will be missing. Microsoft apparently doesn't have time to finish the OS before releasing it.

    Now we hear that there will be an even less feature complete version for the Indian market. The whole Windows Phone 7 OS is a train wreck about to happen.