With the evidence being that the biggest Windows Phone sales are in the low-end and mid-range, the race is on to increase Windows Phone volume by rolling out more of these handsets.
Key to this is handsets by Chinese OEMs like Huawei and ZTE, and this list may soon be joined by another Chinese OEM Phicomm.
Phoneseven.de reports from CEBIT that the company is in negotiation with Microsoft to produce a Windows Phone handsets.
According to Phicomm Europe’s Martin Klinger both tablets and smartphones are planned, but as negotiations are in an early stage the devices may still take some time to reach the market.
Phicomm produced mainly low-end to mid-range devices, with their flagship being the Dual-SIM 1.2 Ghz Dual-core QUALCOMM-powered i813 (pictured right) with a 5.3 inch qHD display and 786 MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, with microSD expansion. They also produce an NVidia Tegra powered tablet.
Phicomm do not expect to sell the handsets directly in Germany, but they may reach the market via distributors like Conrad Electronics. Either way we should expect handsets at the same affordable prices as the Hauwei Ascend W1.
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