At MWC, Microsoft revealed that it will be tying up with several new manufacturers, including local ones from China and India for manufacturing its Windows Phone powered handsets. Surprisingly, Micromax, which is one of the largest players in the Indian smartphone market was missing from the list. Today at BUILD 2014, Microsoft unveiled that the company along with Prestigio will be manufacturing Windows Phone too. In fact, Joe Belfiore even showed off two devices running on Windows Phone from the two manufacturers. Although details about the phones are unknown at this moment.
For those of you unaware, Micromax is one of the largest smartphone vendor in India, ahead of Nokia. The company sells well over a million smartphones every quarter and can’t be taken lightly. In fact, it was revealed through other sources that the company was still in talks with Microsoft when it announced other hardware partners at MWC.
Prestigio on the other hand, is a a Cyprus based company with operations in Europe, Asia and Africa. The company already has experience with Android smartphones.
With these two additions Microsoft’s hardware partners fr Windows Phone have now swelled up to 12, with the others being Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xolo, Karbonn and Gionee.