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It looks like XOLO may be preparing to launch its second Windows Phone, as 10,000 units of a new 'Win Q1000' handset have been shipped to India, along with 2,000 dummy units for retail stores.
Lava - parent company of XOLO - has launched its first Windows Phone in India, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras, and an ultra-low price tag of just Rs.4,999 ($81).
With so many manufacturers joining Windows Phone lately, it's been a bit difficult to keep up with all the new additions. Our handy guide offers you an overview of Microsoft's device partners.
Customers who ordered XOLO's new Win Q900s Windows Phone from Flipkart have instead received the near-identical Android 4.3 Jelly Bean device, the Q900s, on which the new Windows Phone is based.
XOLO has launched its first Windows Phone and claims that at 100g, it is the lightest smartphone available, with a 4.7-inch HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and a $200 price tag.
XOLO's first Windows Phone could be the lightest smartphone ever launched, weighing in at just 100g, and featuring a 4.7-inch display and quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor at an affordable price.
The XOLO Win is the first Windows 8.1 tablet from the company, with a 10.1-inch display, aluminium body, 2GB RAM and AMD Temash chipset, and will be joined by XOLO's first Windows Phone this year.
Microsoft has announced two new manufacturers which will be partnering with the company to build Windows Phone based smartphones, bringing the total number of partners to an impressive 15.
In a bid to gain marketshare with cheap handsets from local manufacturers, Microsoft is reported to have waived the licensing fee for the Windows Phone mobile operating system in India.
Microsoft says it's added nine hardware partners to Windows Phone, so we've taken a look at the new additions - including LG, ZTE, Lenovo... and some unfamiliar names such as Longcheer and Gionee.
After confirming its plans to release its first Windows Phone in 2014, Indian manufacturer Micromax - which has a sizeable share of the domestic market - is said to be launching the device soon.
Indian manufacturer XOLO has said that it hopes to launch its first Windows Phone handsets in the first quarter of 2014, priced between $150 and $300, while Windows tablets are also in development.