Highscreen looks set to be the next brand to launch its first Windows Phone

In the last eight months, Microsoft has succeeded in attracting over two dozen brands to the Windows Phone ecosystem, many of which have already launched their first handsets running its mobile OS. The newest addition to the platform could come as soon as next week, as Lenta.ru reports. 

Russian company Vobis Computer is said to be launching its first Windows Phone on October 14, which will be released under its Highscreen brand. Not much is known about the device at this stage, but its specs reportedly include an auto-focus rear camera and a large battery. 

A leaked image of the handset, pictured here, shows hardware buttons on the front - rather than the on-screen Back, Start and Search 'soft buttons' that some companies now favour - and appears to also show a front-facing camera. It also has a bright blue rear plate, which could indicate that the device will be offered with multiple colour options, or perhaps even changeable covers. 

The handset is expected to go head-to-head with the ERA Windows IQ400W from UK-registered company Fly, which has a strong presence in Russia; that device went on sale last month for 3,990 RUB (around $100), so expect the Highscreen handset to be similarly priced. 

Source: Lenta.ru via WPCentral | Image above via Lenta.ru; image used on home page and on Twitter is illustrative only and not representative of the final device.

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