All Panasonic smartphones on sale run Android operating system but the company is also planning to launch a phone running windows phone operating system.
Panasonic is planning to launch its Android devices in UAE by this year end. The company has enjoyed decent sales in India with its budget phones and is planning on achieving five percent market share by end-2014. The company will be bringing their phones from India to UAE.
Managing director for Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa Shinichi Wakita told Khaleej Times that a windows phone handset is also in the works.
HTC has finally launched the budget android phone, Desire 310 in India. Priced at just INR 11700 (USD 194), it has dual SIM slots and quad core 1.3 GHz processor to ensure you are able to complete tasks quickly and efficiently.
Everybody today wants a smartphone that can keep up with them, regardless of whether it is a flagship or entry-level model” says Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India. “The latest addition to our renowned Desire range combines super-fast processing and premium features at a lower price, offering users the best possible experience in this category.
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Samsung is holding a press conference in India on March 27 2014 and the company will be announcing the Galaxy S5 on that very date.
Sammy has already started taking pre orders for their flagship phone and it will be hitting the retail shelves on 11th of April, which is next month. There is no information on how much it will cost and whether it will come with Exynos or Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU like the one being sold in US and Europe.
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John Sculley who used be CEO of Apple will be launching his new Obi phone brand funded by Singapore based firm, Inflexiopoint. The phones will be released in April and their range will be part of smartphones and feature phones priced under INR 12000 (USD 200).
Obi will compete with other manufacturers in the region, including premium phone manufactures, Apple and Samsung. Inflexiopoint will be investing 20 million dollars into this venture and the money will be used for setting up a design center, supply chain, sales as-well-as marketing network. The company aims to grow the business to USD 1 billion in two years.
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Microsoft is taking Indian market very seriously. Last month at the MWC 2014 event, it announced two mobile phone manufactures from India, Karbonn and Lava, both of which are enjoying handsome sales by selling cheap android phones.
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