In July last year, we first reported that popular Indian OEM Micromax is working on Windows Phone devices. Company’s then CEO Rahul Sharma said in Octoberlast year that their handset will be available in the middle if 2014. While we were expecting Micromax to reveal their Windows Phone device at MWC last month, Microsoft announced new Windows Phone OEM partners that included Foxconn, Gionee, JSR, Karbonn, Lava (Xolo), Lenovo, LG, Longcheer and ZTE. Micromax was strangely absent from Microsoft’s list despite they were working on a Windows Phone device.
Today, Times Of India confirmed with Micromax co-founder Vikas Jain that they are still working towards launching Windows Phone devices. When questioned about the absence of their name in Microsoft’s list, he said that the company was still holding discussions with Microsoft and will soon come up with an announcement. According to earlier reports, Microsoft is now offering Windows Phone license for free to Indian OEMs to bring down the cost of devices to consumers.
Source: Times Of India