The Times of India has released some more information about new Windows Phone OEMs Lava and Karbonn and Xolo’s handset range.
They report Karbonn’s Windows Phone range will cost between Rs 6,000-12,000 ($100 to $200) while Lava’s handsets will cost between $105 and $140.
Karbonn will release 4 handsets starting end of May or early June, confirmed Karbonn Managing Director Pradeep Jain.
Lava’s handsets will launch in July and will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, said Lava International CEO and MD Hari Om Rai.
"We expect the Windows-based phones to represent 8-10% volume of Lava smartphones starting July-August time- frame," Rai added.
Xolo also expected to launch WP8 handsets in Q2 2014.
"We at Xolo believe that Windows OS has certain goodness to offer for a certain market segment and it will help Xolo reach a desired 15% share of the smartphone market by end of 2014," a Xolo spokesperson said.
It therefore appears we will see at least 7 new low-cost handsets hit India over the next 3 months, coming from India’s fastest growing handset OEMs. Do our Indian readers expect a significant impact on the market there? Let us know below.