#mwc14: Microsoft looks to Expand Windows Phone Market
#mwc14 – Microsoft has been one of the major Tech-giants in the IT and Mobile Phone industries – And became a major player after the launch of Windows Phone OS, and later on acquired Nokia Mobile Phones Unit.
Nokia has been in the debate for months about possible Nokia Android Phone launch, despite the fact that Asha and Lumia Windows Phone based Nokia Smartphone lines haven’t been so much bigger as compared to Android OS based Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, LG Optimus and others in local markets, but Nokia and Microsoft still look optimistic about Windows Phone OS future.
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According to Mobile World Congress website Microsoft announced its new partnership with nine new Smartphone accessories and hardware suppliers to enhance its Windows Phones manufacturing facilities – It means Microsoft still believes in Windows Phones market, and keen to focus on its Windows Phone based Smartphones – (May be more brands will be adding Windows Phone OS)
Companies like Lenovo, ZTE and LG Electronics have been announced to be taken on board by Microsoft – Press brief showed that there are some regional companies who aren’t world famous, will be given the chance to work with Microsoft for providing local users with an enhanced-variety of Windows Phone OS based Smartphones.
Companies such as Longcheer, Gionee and JSR in China, where as Karbonn and Lava (Xolo) in India might be working with Microsoft to bring something valuable for Windows Phone OS Smartphones. Source